By Amir Mir
Jurgen Klopp has hinted he is not too fussed about Liverpool conceding a late goal against West Brom, as he much prefers the three points, following their 2-1 victory at Anfield.
Forward Sadio Mane neatly converted a Firmino cross after 20 minutes to give the hosts the lead, before Phillippe Coutinho added a second just before half-time.
Tony Pulis’ side did claw one back with ten minutes to go, when Gareth McAuley punished Liverpool’s poor defending, but Klopp’s men held on for all three points.
The Reds have conceded 11 goals in nine games, and another set-piece goal this time against the Albion, but the German manager offered this response to his side failing to secure a clean sheet.
“Actually, no [I’m not too disappointed]. Who wants a clean sheet when you’ve got 3 points?” said Klopp, as quoted by Squawka’s official Twitter account.
The Merseyside club are now level on points with Arsenal, who occupy top spot with 20 points, but the duo could be leapfrogged by Manchester City, if they beat Southampton on Sunday afternoon.
Klopp’s side will now host Tottenham in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, before travelling to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace next Saturday.
In other Liverpool team news, supporters on Twitter hail the performance of Roberto Firmino after the Reds beat West Brom 2-1 at Anfield.