Jurgen Klopp has claimed that defeating Manchester City “was the perfect way to end the year”.
Georginio Wijnaldum scored the only goal of the match in the eighth minute. This was Liverpool’s fourth successive win in the Premier League this season. They are now six points behind from Chelsea who earlier got the better of Stoke City to remain at the top spot.
It seems Manchester City have to wait a little bit longer to register their first win at the Anfield in the Mansour era. The loss left Pep Guardiola’s side at third position with 39 points and Arsenal will have the chance to dethrone them if they manage to defeat Crystal Palace today.
Klopp said, “Chelsea are unbelievably strong, but can you imagine how annoying it must be to win 13 games in a row and find there is still a team only six points behind?
“Maybe we will have to win 14 games in a row. No one really thinks we can do it, but for me to beat City was the perfect way to end the year. We knew we had to win, because we knew the earlier results.