Jurgen Klopp gives impressive verdict on Liverpool’s title hopes after "crazy" start

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The Dutchman even proved effective at the other end of the pitch on a rainy night in the Midlands as he scored his first Premier League goal to double Liverpool's lead.

Jürgen Klopp hailed a "very mature" performance after Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 to ensure they will spend Christmas Day top of the table but the German warned that it was no time for a party and said that as many as 105 points could be needed to win the title this season.

A corner was cleared as far as Salah, who delivered a teasing cross from which Van Dijk stretched to turn the ball home. There were chances for both teams in the first half, we could have done better in the final third and with final decisions.

Morgan Gibbs-White should have halved Liverpool's lead late on but the Wolves youngster fired into the side netting. "It was flawless football, especially on a night like tonight when it was hard to play proper football", added the German.


Wolverhampton Wanderers' Jonny Castro is boxed in by Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

However, the manager believes his player should recover quickly.

If there was a criticism of Wolves then it was that their composure in front of goal was not quite up to that of Salah, whose ideal finish was the difference between the teams at half-time. "Maybe [we were] rushed, but it takes time".

The opening goal came from a free-kick, with Salah finishing in the middle after the ball had been played down the right for Fabinho.


"Wolves are very good - they've shown that all season".

In attack for Wolves, Jimenez was exceptional as a target man and alongside him Traore occupied Van Dijk. But we won the game, which is the most important thing.

On a foul night at Molineux, Wolves began brightly, the promoted side showing why they are in seventh place and Moroccan midfielder Romain Saiss forced Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker into an early save.

This is a golden time for the Dutch centre-half and he was superb on the ground and in the air in the second half. And the second goal - yes, well done! We know we are in a good moment.


James Milner drew one save from Patricio with a left-footed piledriver before Wolves did begin to grow back into the game towards the end of the half, with Jonny Castro testing Alisson with a low strike which the keeper held well in the hard conditions.

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