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Klopp on Liverpool's last-minute win: 'Today was slightly ugly'

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It was a fitting end to an exhilarating affair and, in many respects, the game bore striking resemblance to the Reds' Merseyside derby victory earlier on in the season, where Divock Origi snuck a late victor following another goalkeeping mistake from Jordan Pickford.

Man City's victory over Fulham on Saturday meant that the Reds needed to beat Spurs at Anfield to reclaim top spot amid what is proving to be a classic tit-for-tat title run-in.

"Every time I watch Gazzaniga play, he's playing very well".

"We were very positive and we controlled the game, we should have won the game probably, then we conceded a late goal in a very bad luck way. Today it was rather ugly, but without a bit of luck you can not be in the position we are", said Klopp.

Despite his side suffering their fourth successive Premier League defeat, Pochettino revealed that he was pleased with his teams second half display.

"Overall I think we were better than Liverpool", he told reporters.

"Liverpool have an unbelievable quality".

The win could prove to be a pivotal moment in the Premier League title race and, as revealed by Opta, it also demonstrates just how dominant Liverpool have been at home in recent seasons.

"We are at Southampton on Friday [on Sky Sports] and Liverpool will start as favourites, but those games can be tougher than this type of game, when everybody is up for it, the fans, the players, and it's an obvious hard opponent".

Klopp believes the fact Van Dijk's transfer fee is no longer questioned is a testament to his performances.

The game looked to have been heading for a draw that would have handed a big advantage to Manchester City but, when Mohamed Salah's header across was fumbled by Hugo Lloris, the ball rolled in off the unfortunate Alderweireld.

"We have not been at the best in the last few games with results".

"The pressure to win the title is so tough and sometimes you can not keep the performance how you want", he added. Jurgen is doing a fantastic job.

"But we fought right to the end and it's all about three points", added the Scotsman.

Spurs host Crystal Palace at the official opening of their brand new stadium on Wednesday, while Liverpool travel to Southampton on Friday.

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