English Premiership

Klopp praises Brazilian duo

2017-04-10 11:36
Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp "couldn’t feel any better" after his two Brazilians secured a 2-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

The Reds were trailing to an opening goal from Jon Walters at the Bet365 Stadium, but Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho came off the bench for a second-half turnaround.

"The first half was not the players, it was the way we play football" Klopp said. "It was obvious that Stoke were better tuned but they didn’t create a lot of chances, other than the goal.

"Second half was really good but we played a big gamble on a low battery bringing on Firmino and Coutinho.

"We played much better football and used the space between the lines. Everything was better."

Klopp also had special praise for Simon Mignolet, after the Belgian’s late save from Saido Berahino ensured they kept all three points.

"Simon Mignolet, what a save," Klopp added. "I have no idea, that was genius and I am really happy for him. He saved our life today."

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