Latest Liverpool news from Newsnow Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp beats Sir Ferguson’s record.
Liverpool claimed the top spot in the Premier League over the weekend, securing a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace, followed by Arsenal’s defeat at the hands of Aston Villa.
Demonstrating remarkable resilience, Liverpool orchestrated a comeback on Saturday, overcoming a deficit to emerge victorious with a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.
The day held special significance for Mohammed Salah, marking his 200th goal in all competitions for the club with an equalizing goal. Harvey Elliott then delivered a moment to savor with a last-minute winner.
Despite their league-leading position, Jurgen Klopp’s attention now turns to the January transfer window. The Reds face defensive challenges following Joel Matip’s season-ending injury, prompting the German manager to reportedly set his sights on reinforcing both the defensive line and midfield.
What Record Has Jurgen Klopp Broken?
Jurgen Klopp has now surpassed the previous late-winning record set by Sir Alex Ferguson in the Premier League, following Liverpool’s 2-1 triumph against Crystal Palace.
In his 26-year tenure at Manchester United, Ferguson’s teams were known for their penchant for scoring late goals, leading fans to coin the term ‘Fergie Time’ during stoppage time. However, Klopp’s squad has outdone this feat.
Harvey Elliott secured a 91st-minute winner for Liverpool at Selhurst Park, propelling them to the top of the Premier League. This goal marked Liverpool’s 17th 90th-minute winning goal in the Premier League, one more than the 16 overseen by Ferguson during his time at Manchester United.
This trend of late goals could pose a challenge for Manchester United, especially as they are set to face Liverpool at Anfield the following Sunday, coming off a 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth.
Klopp and his team had a notably successful weekend compared to their arch-rivals, despite facing some challenges against Crystal Palace. This victory, combined with Arsenal’s loss to Aston Villa, positions Liverpool at the top of the table as the weekend concludes.
What Special Gift Has Mohamed Salah Received From Teammates?
Jurgen Klopp acknowledged Liverpool’s reliance on Mohamed Salah, recognising the significance of his 200th goal in all competitions for the club.
His pivotal 76th-minute strike at Selhurst Park solidified his position as the fifth Liverpool player to achieve this milestone. Klopp shared that, post-match, Salah was honoured with a special shirt from his teammates, who serenaded him in acknowledgment of his integral role throughout the years.
“We’ve carried that shirt already for two weeks with us, now finally we could give it to him!” said Klopp afterwards. “Incredible number for a super special, super-super special player.
“I don’t know how often he saved us with a goal he scored in the right moment. It was a pretty loud reception for him in the dressing room, when I gave him the shirt with the 200 on the back.”