One of the best nights we ever had – Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool late show

Seven fist pumps from Jurgen Klopp in front of the Kop signalled a release of frustration from the Liverpool manager after Fabio Carvalho’s last-gasp winner against Newcastle. But while the German described the 2-1 Premier League win as “one of the best nights we ever had”, he warned his players much better will be required in Saturday’s Merseyside derby. Klopp’s men fell behind in the first half as Newcastle’s record signing Alexander Isak marked his debut with a goal before Roberto Firmino hauled Liverpool level on the hour mark. It looked as though they would need to settle for another point in a stuttering start to the season, but eight minutes into added time Carvalho rifled home following a goal-mouth scramble and the roof came off Anfield. “It’s a massive boost from a frustrating night,” Klopp said. “One of the best nights we ever had, that’s how football is. “But we have to make sure we use these two days really well. The last two games we got six points, but we have to improve. “It will not be that Everton open up for us now. We know it will be tough so we have to be ready.” Subscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube:


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