Klopp was worried about Brighton comeback


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he wasn't comfortable even with the Reds leading Brighton & Hove Albion three-nil on Saturday on their way to a 5-1 win.

The Merseyside club took an early lead thanks to an opener from Emre Can that was followed up by a brace from Roberto Firmino. Glenn Murray pulled one back for the Seagulls, to remind Klopp of the 3-3 draw with Sevilla last month.

Liverpool also led Sevilla 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League recently, but let in three goals to draw the tie. That result was still fresh in Klopp's mind during the Brighton game.

Philippe Coutinho made it 4-1 to the Reds before an own goal from Brighton's Lewis Dunk secured a 5-1 victory for the visitors.

“I would be lying if I said I didn't think 'yeah…’," said Klopp, according to the Express.

“When you have it one time, unfortunately, you need a little bit (again) to get completely rid of this feeling.

“It's not that I thought it would happen 100%. We were 2-0 up at half-time, made it 3-0 shortly after and usually, that's it (clicks fingers), especially how we scored it as well.

“They had a big chance, then we make a counter-attack and score, boom. That's really hard to cope with for the other team.

“Then they make it 3-1, and while it was not really insecure, it's not that I thought it could not happen because a few weeks ago it happened.

“We needed this so we don't have that (Sevilla) in our mind completely.”