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RB Leipzig vs Liverpool: Klopp praises “exceptional” Liverpool after 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig



Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised his team for “controlling” RB Leipzig in their 2-0 away win in the UEFA Champions League at the Puskás Aréna in Hungary on Tuesday.

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The Reds took charge of their Champions League round of 16 tie with two goals in the second half.

Mo Salah scored his 24th goal of the season in the 53rd minute after an avoidable error from Marcel Sabitzer.

Sadio Mane doubled the Reds lead just five minutes later. This time it was Nordi Mukiele who was at fault, who couldn’t deal with a Curtis Jones clearance.

Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

Salah and Mane were both on target for the Reds in their 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in the UCL. ( Photo by GettyImages)


Speaking after the win, Klopp told BT Sport “It was the game we wanted, the game we needed, tonight.

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“Leipzig can be a real monster, they overrun teams, really physical, pretty much good in everything, and tonight we controlled them in an exceptional way, to be honest.

“You cannot build ‘mentality giants’ in one game. Tonight we were good, we deserved to win, it’s nice but it’s only one leg.”

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When asked about their recent form.“A lot of people were waiting for us to slip again, but we didn’t. he added.

“A lot of people probably expected us to slip again because of the situation. And the boys didn’t and I’m really happy about that.”

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Liverpool will play RB Leipzig in the return leg on Wednesday 10th March at Anfield.