Jurgen Klopp feared another Liverpool collapse

Jurgen Klopp feared another Liverpool collapse


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed he feared his side would collapse during the 5-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion over the weekend.

The Reds took a 3-0 lead shortly after the break on their travels, before Glenn Murray pulled one back for the hosts from the penalty spot.

And Klopp says that goal had him thinking of the game against Sevilla just a few weeks ago when his side let a 3-0 lead slip.

“I would be lying if I said I didn’t think ‘yeah…’ ,” the German told a press conference. “When you have it one time, unfortunately you need a little bit to get completely rid of this feeling.

“It’s not that I thought it would happen 100 per cent. We were 2-0 up at half-time, made it 3-0 shortly after and usually that’s it, 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 [the lead] 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 [the Sevilla game] in our mind completely.”