Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his team's performance at Stamford Bridge as the Merseysiders secured a 3-1 win against Chelsea despite conceding an early goal from Ramires. The German boss, nevertheless, admits that his side maybe had a little bit of luck with the referee decision not to send off Lucas earlier in the second half of the game.
The German manager secured his first victory in the Premier League as Liverpool manager after two goals from Philippe Coutinho brace and a late strike from Christian Benteke cancelled out Ramires' opening goal. Mourinho fumed with the referee in the 68th minute of the game when, with the result still 1-1, Lucas avoided his second yellow card after committing a foul on Ramires in the middle of the park.
But asked about that, Klopp said: "If you think in England, where many situations are sometimes a little bit strange, when nobody uses the whistle… in a situation like this was it a sure yellow card? I'm not sure it was a foul.
"But if you want to win at Chelsea, you need a little bit of luck. Maybe in this situation we had a little bit of luck."
Klopp believes that despite his side's poor start they deserved the three points. "We had not the best start, that's the truth. We had our moments, our build up with short passes was very good. They tried to make pressure but we could play in the spaces in between," he said.
"We had control of these situations. We made a goal and deserved the draw at half time. The second half was open and we made our goals at perfect moments for us. I feel it's deserved. We have worked hard but it's normal if you want to win in Chelsea."
Klopp, meanwhile, backs Mourinho to turnaround the Chelsea crisis despite the defeat piling further pressure on the Portuguese boss. "I feel for him. He's a great coach. I don't think anyone in this room doubts he is one of the best in the world. Things like this happen. I had a similar situation at Dortmund last year. The good thing was no one in the club was in doubt of my situation. I feel for him of course but it's work," the German boss said.
The German manager, nevertheless, believes it is too soon to think his side could fight for the Premier League title as there is still much room for improvement. "Oh, please are you crazy," he said when asked whether he thinks the Merseysiders can win the title. "I don't want to be not friendly with you but of course we don't think about this. We can do much better than today but today, a deserved win, let's go home."