Liverpool escaped the trap of its rival Ajax and defeated it with a goal without response to officially qualify for the 16th round of the Champions League.
“The result was great and the performance was amazing,” Klopp said in comments, most notably his club’s website.
“We were expecting an open match and indeed it was. I am very happy with the performance and personality of the players in the match,” he added.
“We did some beautiful sentences, we were close to scoring an early goal and we defended well,” the German coach added.
He continued, “In the second half, we made several counterattacks and had more than one opportunity and scored a beautiful goal, then we had to defend with all our might.”
“This is how the matches are at this stage of the group stage. For Ajax, they pushed a large number of forwards towards the end, seeking to exit the match with a positive result,” he stressed.
“I cannot describe how happy I am with the performance and the result, given the circumstances we are going through now. It was a great night,” Klopp said.
Liverpool hosted Ajax at Anfield in the fifth Champions League round for Group Four.
The only goal of the match was scored by Curtis Jones in the 58th minute.
That victory raised Liverpool’s tally to 12 points, securing qualification for the next round, at the top of the group, after rival Atalanta drew with Mitiland.
Atalanta comes second with eight points, followed by Ajax with seven.
Mytiland is fourth, with one point.
The match witnessed the participation of Mohamed Salah until the 90th minute when he was replaced by Price Williams.