Manager Jurgen Klopp was worried for Liverpool for several seconds, especially after Mane’s inury, until he remembered that the club had a massive lead in the Premier League.
“When was the pressure higher on us, this year or last year? Human beings are like this. I don’t think about it,” the Liverpool manager told a news conference.
“I had to ask exactly how many points clear we are, that’s the truth. I really forgot it in the week, with the number of games, I didn’t think about it.
“I know we play Sunday against Shrewsbury and Wednesday West Ham and I know we play Saturday. That’s three games in seven days, that’s a lot.
“I know we lost Sadio Mane [to a hamstring injury], that’s what I think about, that’s the pressure I have. All the rest is not pressure.
“We want to win football games and when I arrived here a few years ago we wanted to win football games. That’s the pressure [and] yes, I feel that. Apart from that, nothing, it’s just football.”
“We don’t go for perfection, we go for a perfect reaction if possible, that’s what we try to do, that we really fight back in difficult situations in the game,” he said.
“That’s what the boys did again and so, we won the game, which is really unbelievable.”