Liverpool ‘showed character’ in Champions League win

Jurgen Klopp has praised his side after they won in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League.

Despite being 3-0 up in the first half, the Reds were surprisingly pegged back by the Austrian side, but Klopp was not worried.

He told the BBC: “We showed character. I was not surprised about that, which is why I was not overly concerned at 3-3 because I knew we would have chances again.”

The current Champions League holders did have their chances to win the game and it was Mohammed Salah who took the decisive one to restore their lead.

Salzburg boss, Jesse Marsch, credited the Anfield crowd for giving the home side a lift with the scores level and Klopp told of the significance of the fans.

He said: “The fans are always important.

“In a game like this to celebrate winning a press ball like a goal. I am like this. The atmosphere was really intense.

“The people remember that we are at Anfield and that something is possible.”

Klopp admits his Liverpool side learned a lesson in complacency in this one.

He said:“We opened the door and they were running through. It was a very important lesson for us tonight.”

Liverpool’s first three points in the competition this season and a lesson learned that they’ll be hoping to take into their next Premier League fixture against Leicester City on Saturday.