Klopp pleased with Reds’ reaction

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praised his side for a hard-working performance as they came from a goal down to beat Chelsea 3-1 on Saturday.

The Blues got off to a flying start at Stamford Bridge, with Ramires opening the scoring after just four minutes, but the Reds took control as the game wore on and Philippe Coutinho restored parity on the stroke of half-time.

The Brazilian midfielder then fired the visitors in front with his second goal on 74 minutes and Christian Benteke completed the comeback win with an equally composed finish seven minutes from time.

It was Klopp's first win in the Premier League since replacing Brendan Rodgers at the helm on October 8 and he felt the victory was thoroughly deserved.

"We didn't have the best start in the game. We needed a few minutes to come into it and Chelsea made their goal – one of those strange situations where there were four against two in the corner and they made the cross," the German said after the match.

"They made their goal but we stood in the game. We had our moments, we played football and our build-up with short passes – what we want to do – was very good.

"They tried to make high pressure but we could play in the spaces between. So we could change the situation a little bit and I think in the first half we deserved it.

"Of course, it's dangerous because of the quality of Chelsea with the counter. But we controlled these situations; not perfectly, we showed the guys a few situations at half-time where we had to protect our situations better. We made a goal and deserved the draw at half-time.

"In the second half it was an open game, we got a little bit more of the game and made our goals in two perfect moments for us. Shoot at the right moment, don't shoot at the wrong moment, take the ball to a better situation and then shoot.

"A little bit of luck, of course, but I feel it was deserved. At the end, we had to work hard but that's normal if you want to win at Chelsea. We had to work hard and that's what we did."

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