English Premiership

Klopp: We were not too lucky

2016-01-25 10:08
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Norwich - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lost his glasses as he and his players jubilantly celebrated Adam Lallana's 95th-minute winner in Saturday's remarkable 5-4 victory at Norwich City.

Lallana slammed home deep into stoppage time at Carrow Road, four minutes after Sebastien Bassong had brought Norwich level, at the end of a frantic Premier League game in which Liverpool fought back from 3-1 down.

The England midfielder ran over to celebrate with Klopp on the touchline and with his team-mates piling in, the German's spectacles were knocked from his nose.

"I usually have a second pair of glasses, but I can't find them because it's hard to find glasses without glasses!" Klopp joked afterwards.

After Roberto Firmino had put Liverpool ahead from James Milner's pass in the 18th minute, Norwich hit back with a Dieumerci Mbokani back-heel, a goal by debutant Steven Naismith and a Wes Hoolahan penalty.

But goals from captain Jordan Henderson and Firmino brought Liverpool level and although Milner's 75th-minute strike was cancelled out by Bassong's drive, Lallana had the final say.

"Of course we were lucky, but we were not too lucky when they equalised in overtime," Klopp said.

"It is very emotional. We are in the middle of the chaos and react. Sometimes we know what we are doing, sometimes we don't. The game is enough of a story."

Norwich manager Alex Neil said: "It is really frustrating. We worked really hard this week and we put in a good performance, but made it a bit of a rabble with our defending."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, The American Express Community Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v West Bromwich Albion, Goodison Park 17:00
Leicester City v Watford, King Power Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth, London Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Manchester United, Turf Moor 17:00
Manchester City v Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
Monday, 22 January 2018
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.