Jurgen Klopp: "These three points feel big"

The boss was delighted after Liverpool's last-minute victory over their top four rivals.
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Liverpool left it late to came back from behind against Aston Villa, a result which keeps their top four hopes alive. The 2-1 victory is the Reds' first league win at Anfield since they beat Tottenham on 16th December.

After the game, Jurgen Klopp spoke to Sky Sports about his side's enthralling win.

"We were there, we defended well, we were constantly in the creating mood without having 20 clear-cut chances. We needed that win today, these three points feel big.

Jurgen Klopp Trent Alexander-Arnold

The first half was both impressive and frustrating for Liverpool, who failed to fashion a lead despite their domination. Their best chance fell to Mohamed Salah but he poked his close effort just wide of Emiliano Martinez' far post.

Against the run of play, however, Villa took the lead after Alisson failed to keep out Ollie Watkins' tame shot.

The Reds were controversially denied an equaliser just before halftime, since Diogo Jota was adjudged to have been offside in the build up.

"We dominated the game but we made one mistake and concede a goal. Then we score the equaliser but it's ruled out for offside. At half-time it wasn't the best mood, you can imagine but the words were OK."

Liverpool did eventually get their goal in the 57th minute through Mohamed Salah, his 19th league goal of the season. His Egyptian compatriot, Trezeguet, nearly reinstated Villa's lead later on, after his curling effort smashed against the post.

However, in stoppage time, Trent Alexander-Arnold thumped home a crucial winner to grab all three points for the Reds.

"We have to put the other teams under pressure. Everyone knows that when we get on a run we are dangerous."

"We dealt with their game really good. It was massive, it felt massive to win. A real relief."