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Klopp relieved after Liverpool defeat Crystal Palace

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was relieved after their 3-0 defeat of Crystal Palace.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita's late curling strike made it 3-0.

Klopp later said: "It is one of the most hard-fought 3-0s ever. We had to give everything. Hard but fair challenges. Physicality was immense and we had to be ready. The chips in behind our full-back gave us trouble. The longer it went they used that more and more. We had to run. Wednesday/Saturday rhythm is really hard. We scored wonderful goals and used our set-pieces. It is massive in games like this. These are the games you have to win, when you are not brilliant.

"We weren't flying today. We had to grind out a proper performance. I liked it. When you look back you have these games when it was really fun. And some was it was important. This is one of those important games."

On Ibrahima Konate, he added: "You can see he is incredibly talented. The potential is outstanding. He is used to winning challenges easy. He is young and he played a really good game. Massive. First home game for him."

On injury to Thiago, Klopp concluded: "He felt the calf. I don't know right now but we hope it is not too serious."

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