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Liverpool boss Klopp: If we hadn't won it would've 1000% been my responsibility

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits his reserve players helped him avoid criticism with victory at Southampton.

Joel Matip and Takumi Minamino struck for the 2-1 win.

Klopp said: "The way we played with nine changes is outstanding.

"I saw a sensational performances without rhythm. The mentality after being 1-0 down in a situation I think we agree could have been a free kick. We were all a bit outraged but the boys calmed down.

"We scored a wonderful goal, we were never out of the game but it was open again. Second half we kept going, had spells where we didn't control the ball well enough then scored to make it 2-1 and then it was normal.

"Top game, unbelievable performance, nine changes. It worked out because of the players. If it hadn't worked out it 1000% would have been my responsibility."

Asked if the title is still unlikely, Klopp stated: "Of course it is unlikely because City play at home against Aston Villa, who play only on Thursday. It will be tough against Burnley, they fight for survival.

"But it is football. I think the time when City became champion [in 2019] it was because of 11 millimetres. If someone wants us to be champion then we have to win first and Aston Villa need to get a point at City.

"It is possible, not likely but possible. That is enough."


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