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Klopp delighted with win at Selhurst park despite red card



Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool responded to James Milner’s sending-off in the 62nd minute against Crystal Palace by coming from 1-0 down to win 2-1 as Christian Benteke’s penalty clinched victory in the sixth minute of injury time.

Liverpool played its best football down to 10 men at Selhurst Park, where the team hadn’t won since 1997, although it needed two errors by Palace players to bring about the comeback

Liverpool looked set to suffer their fourth straight Premier League loss to Palace after Joe Ledley opened the scoring and James Milner sent off for his second bookable offence in the 62nd minute.

But an error from Palace’s goalkeeper Alex McCarthy allowed Roberto Firmino to equalize and the ambition of Klopp’s side despite their numerical disadvantage was rewarded deep into stoppage time when Damien Delaney clipped substitute Christian Benteke’s ankle in the box and the Belgian coolly converted from the spot.

“I feel like we’ve been robbed a little bit,” said Palace manager Alan Pardew, whose side last won a game in Dec. 19, “but maybe we shot ourselves in the foot.”

Liverpool are now six points behind fourth-place Manchester City, having claimed three successive Premier League wins for the first time this season.

“The lads did great and the third league win in a row… I can’t believe how that feels, it is really good – a big moment for us,” Klopp added.

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