Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have had a very good week; first they beat Chelsea 3-1 away from home and now they’ve gone and broken a record by keeping a clean sheet away in Russia for the first time with a 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan.
9 – Liverpool have never kept a clean sheet in an away European game in Russia, conceding in all five games (nine goals). Leak.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 5, 2015
All these positives have clearly put a man who is already naturally buoyant in an even better mood, culminating in a huge amount of gratitude for game-winner Jordon Ibe.
It was his goal on 52 minutes which separated the sides on the night to put the Reds to within two points of Sion at the top, and his performance and goal clearly pleased the boss…
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Liverpool’s next challenge comes in the form of Crystal Palace, who are just a point and two places off the Reds’ pace at the moment, and have put in some showstopping displays this term. The south London club also put Chelsea to the sword, so Klopp and co. will need to be wary of the Eagles’ threat.
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