Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0 in the Champions League final at the weekend and Harry Winks told the official Tottenham website that his team didn’t deserve to lose.
He said: “It’s probably one of the most disappointing and difficult nights of my career but the overall feeling in the squad is how immensely proud we are to have got to where we are.
“In my opinion, of course, I’m biased, I believe we should have won but I’m so proud of everyone. It’s been an incredible run for us.”
Winks is spot on in saying that Liverpool weren’t the better team on the night but there’s no denying that the Reds defended very well and took their chances extremely well.
The Merseysiders only had three shots on target and scored two goals while Spurs had eight on target and failed to beat an inspired Alisson, who was named Man of the Match.
What is most impressive is something that has gone under the radar. Klopp has taught his side to win ugly, with the Reds now very good at winning a game even if they aren’t performing to the heights that they are expected to.
Funnily enough, it’s actually a trait that has seen some rival fans suggest that Liverpool aren’t as good as they seem but really, it just means that not playing well is no longer an excuse for losing.
If the Anfield outfit is tired or short on options and their performance levels drop, Klopp no longer accepts that as a reason for his players not winning games.
It’s something that will only see Liverpool win more games and win more silverware.