Prior to Saturday, the Reds had lost 11 of 26 matches in all competitions under Klopp in the first month of the year, so Liverpool had a bit of a point to prove in their English Premier League game at Brighton following defeats by Manchester City in the league and Wolves in the FA Cup.
As so often it was Mo Salah who soothed the nerves of his teammates and Klopp with a second-half penalty to give Liverpool a 1-0 win and move the league leaders seven points clear of Manchester City, who play Wolves on Monday.
It was Salah who won the penalty after he was fouled by Pascal Gross.
Klopp described Liverpool’s performance as “very mature.”
Salah enjoyed a stunning first season with Liverpool, winning the Premier League golden boot with 32 goals and taking the Reds to the Champions League final.
“It was a brilliant situation,” said Klopp, reflecting on the game’s decisive moment.
“It makes sense for a striker to go dribbling in the box because it’s difficult for the defender to defend it clear. He was in a brilliant position in that moment — if he could shoot, for sure it was a big chance as well.”
If Liverpool do win the Premier League it would be the club’s first league title for 29 years.
So can Liverpool go on and win that elusive Premier League title?
“No team has ever not won the league from where Livepool currently are,” said Brundish. “But we have three record-breaking teams now — Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham. This season is going to be record breaking.
“Every week Liverpool has to win. I believe two teams will get 90 points this season which has never happened before.
“The odds would suggest Liverpool … but I would suggest City are the favorites because they have such a massive squad.”