Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has lavished praise on his players following their 1-0 win over Swansea City on Sunday, according to reports from the Mirror.
The Reds continued their fine form since the arrival of Klopp early last month, with the victory sending them up to sixth on the table just four points away from fourth place Arsenal.
It was a rather dull affair at Anfield, with James Milner scoring a penalty and the only goal to see off Garry Monk’s men.
This was a drastic change from their 4-1 demolition of Manchester City at the Etihad in the previous fixture, but Klopp is nevertheless happy that they are able to put three points on the board against a very organized Swansea outfit.
“It was really difficult for both teams, the wind was in the stadium more than the stands,” he said on BBC.
“Swansea defended very well. They had some problems in the last few games but they were more compact today and showed respect for our last few games.”
The former Borussia Dortmund manager also singled out young winger Jordan Ibe for his display, with his cross causing Neil Taylor to handle the ball in the box for the penalty.
Klopp added : “We made this one goal.
“It is different [to 4-1 win over Man City] but to get results in a row you have to fight for them. I am proud of the lads. It is a good result in difficult circumstances.
“They did not have those big chances. We defended really well.
“What Jordon Ibe did in tactical sense with his defending was a big step for him and us.”