News From Liverpool: “Anfield proved a point” – 5 key things from Jurgen Klopp’s press conference

Here are five key points from the managers post-Wolves press conference

Darwin already super important

Back in the starting lineup after missing the trip to Palace with a shoulder injury, Darwin Nunez was lively and even had a goal chalked off.

His importance to the side hasnt been lost on supporters or the manager.

Hes really getting there, everyone can see hes just a handful and a proper threat. The goal he scored was a super reaction, a super finish, Klopp said.

Still a young boy and everyone can see we will get there but already for us, super important.

A positive night all around

We all needed that victory after the last two results and the Reds walked away with a list of positives, even if the match wasnt a classic.

A good performance for us and a really important one, and, of course, a clean sheet which is extremely helpful, he said.

These are all positives for us, all good.

A timely Virgil boost

Virgil van Dijk has not been short of criticism of late but his goal and all-around performance was just the boost he needed. But it wasnt just his captain on the night that Klopp was impressed with.

We all need that [boost], [Virgil] needs that as well. In a tough game for defenders, I thought we played a really good game in general, he said.

The centre-halves and Fabinho together, how they covered that area, denied counter-attacks and defended into midfield, I thought they did really well.

I still think it was a goal, but

Nunez looked to have scored the opener, only for Paul Tierney to consult the pitchside monitor and rule out the goal.

Diogo Jota was adjudged to have committed a foul, but perhaps it was the other way around as where was he to go?

When you see it in slow motion, you see the contact then but I still think it was a goal, but thats not important anymore, Klopp said.

Players dont have replays but for them, its a clear goal. You have to react [to setback].

Thankfully we did just that!

Next up, Man United

Theres four days until Man United make the trip to Anfield and Klopp knows a stern test awaits, but Liverpool have Anfield on their side.

In the best possible way but, in the end, still a different game and a big challenge for us, the manager said.

Its a home game, its Anfield. I thought Anfield proved a point again tonight, it was super, super enjoyable. It felt like a proper unit, all together I love that.

Thats what we need again on Sunday.