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‘We’re still there’ – Klopp relieved after Liverpool win at last

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After a disappointing run of four straight defeats, the defending champions were finally able to claim a league victory on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp is not concerned with Liverpool having been “written off” in the Premier League.

Liverpool ended their 30-year-long title wait last season by winning the league by an overwhelming margin. However, they have been a shadow of their previous selves this term.

Not only have their hopes of a back-to-back title been extinguished but the Reds are even at the risk of missing the Champions League spots.

Klopp’s men had failed to win each of their last four league matches before facing Sheffield United on Sunday.

An own goal and a strike from Curtis Jones helped them get back to winning ways and move within touching distance of the top-four as they recorded a 2-0 victory at Bramall Lane.

“This was about us showing we’re still there. We play Chelsea on Thursday, we have to show it again,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the final whistle.

“We have to win football games, we know that. There’s no way into the Champions League without results. Tonight we got it, we keep going.

“Plenty of people have written us off. That’s fine. With all the problems we have had we’re still around the exciting places.

“Sheffield United have lost a lot but all by the smallest margin. It’s clear these games stay exciting until the very end. We could have scored three in the first half. What we created was very good. The finishing was good enough for today, but we can improve.”

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