Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he thinks his team fully deserved their 1 – 0 victory over Everton on Monday.

It was Sadio Mane that manged to seal the deal in injury time and move the team up to second in the Premier League, six points below leaders Chelsea.

Klopp said that the game was “quite intense” but that he was “very, very happy” afterwards. He went on to describe the victory as “deserved” but called the game “difficult”.

He said that his team didn’t give Everton many chances and while he said they could have done better he believes that it is very difficult to adapt to the style of football Everton came out playing.

Nonetheless, he said that he is “pretty sure that in two or three months we can react to situations like this much better, maybe next week already, but today we are not surprised because we knew it.”

Klopp had words of praise for all of his players after the match and said it was hard to pick out an individual after what had been a real team effort from Liverpool.

However, what made Klopp most happy is that the team managed to beat their rivals without playing at their very best. “If you only win the games on your brilliant days, then you do not win a lot of games, so today was a real fight and battle and we were ready for this and very happy about this.”

He said that they “only have to win games” regardless of the game and that it is difficult every week to remain at your best but you can try to always be prepared.

“I am really happy as we now have 37 points, three more than before the game, and we are still on a good way.”