Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nobody thinks about Virgil van Dijk's price tag now

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nobody thinks about Virgil van Dijk's price tag now

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp: Nobody thinks about Virgil van Dijk's price tag now

In a typical all-action display by Salah, the Egypt forward was also the player fouled by Aaron Wan-Bissaka that earned the Palace right back a straight red card in the 75th minute because he was the last man.

Liverpool, inspired by the excellent Virgil van Dijk, weathered the second-half revival Palace had mustered until being reduced to 10 men and secured a second successive clean sheet to prevail despite offering only glimpses of their attacking best.

Liverpool hopes to continue its fine start to the 2018-19 Premier League season when it travels to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace.

Hodgson, meanwhile, criticised the referee's decision to award Liverpool a first-half penalty.

Jurgen Klopp reserves praise for Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk
He loves playing with these boys and that's the most important thing for me. "Today we weren't brilliant but we won". He's a player in this market who is worth it, and maybe now people think he was too cheap! Really hard .

Despite Liverpool's victory, Klopp said his side's performance was "not brilliant" and the German manager admits he expects more from full-backs Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold. I don't think we gave away a penalty, and I don't think Liverpool deserved to be leading 1-0 at half-time thanks to that penalty. 'We should have come in at 0-0 at half time and the the second half would have been even tougher. I do think it's a penalty in the last minute when Max Meyer gets wiped out by Virgil van Dijk, but these things happen. It's cause for anger and disappointment. Gomez, who has played primarily as a fullback since making the move to Anfield under former boss Brendan Rodgers, looked solid throughout pre-season playing in a central role and while he's unlikely to shift Lovren out of his starting spot when the Croatian is fit, he's sure to challenge for a place in the match-day squad over the coming months. Replays appeared to show a light touch across Salah's ankles as Sakho stretched to get the ball, but a touch as Salah was jinking at speed nonetheless.

"Certainly in the Premier League years because I think they're the best equipped - and those numbers suggest so".

"If people cant see that, then I will be the pariah who only sees what he wants to see". Milner had a penalty kick midway through the match that he converted and then Mane finished off the hosts on a deadly counterattack in added time, carrying the ball from midfield into the box and finishing off a pass from Mohamed Salah.

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