Klopp inspired the Reds to another victory against the Premier League champions as they were coming from a massive 7-1 win over Rangers in the UEFA Champions League.
Man City’s Phil Foden was denied a goal in the second half as Fabinho had been fouled in the goal’s build up.
Mohamed Salah scored the match’s solitary goal in the 76th minute that proved to be a winner for the hosts.
Reacting to the game, Klopp said: “I think on a normal day you should not even try against City, play your normal against them and hope that you get something from it [is not enough],” as quoted Liverpool.com
“You have to play to your limits and further, that’s what we did. We defended in an extremely well organised but very passionate way, closed the right gaps, challenged in the right areas and – because this still happens, and that’s the biggest challenge against City – they still get through.
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“They still get to the touchline, they still have an incredible amount of players in the box and how we defended the box, and especially the six-yard box, was absolutely exceptional because I think we all know, in these games you all know the City goals when they arrive there and they have the square pass and one is waiting free in front of the goal.
“We did it really well. So it was a top performance from all the boys and that’s why we could win it.”
The German coach singled out Joe Gomez for “outstanding” performance denying City’s attack including the Premier League’s top goal-scorer Erling Haaland.
KLOPP ON GOMEZ’S PERFORMANCE
“It’s just great for Joey that he can show what a player he is. Outstanding, outstanding talent, a great player and can play different positions, obviously. Today was sensational, a mature performance together with Virgil and the two full-backs,” Klopp.
“I’d like to mention – and it’s fine, Joey deserves all the praise – but I am pretty sure before the game a lot of people thought, ‘Oh, James Milner against Phil Foden.’
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“The way James Milner played was absolutely unbelievable. Joey as well. He was the right side and did pretty well, Robbo was there with a top-class game and Virgil as well. Then in the moments when we needed Ali, he was there as well. Our defensive line, it was for sure the best game they played this season.
“It was good, the timing was nearly perfect – that’s the way we have to defend. Now we have three days for recovery pretty much and then we play West Ham. Then we have to go again and they will ask for absolutely everything as well. The next tough game is waiting.”