Jurgen Klopp believes the wind hampered Liverpool against Norwich on Saturday, with the Reds boss hailing his side’s resilience after battling to victory amid Storm Dennis.
The Premier League leaders extended their lead at the top to 25 points after substitute Sadio Mane produced a moment of magic to fire in, further damaging the Canaries’ hopes of survival.
It’s not the first time Klopp has been quick to blame the weather post match, after being mocked for making similar comments following a 0-0 draw in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park last season.
‘It was a difficult game for lots of reasons: wind, the opponent, organisation of the opponent and the way we played in the first half,’ Klopp told Sky Sports.
‘The mentality of the boys is absolutely exceptional, I could see it in all of their faces.
‘Nobody was nervous, we didn’t love the game but you could see we enjoyed it more and more.’
The result was another milestone for the Reds, as Mane’s 100th Premier League goal ensured that bitter rivals Manchester United can no longer mathematically catch Liverpool this season, despite the Old Trafford side still having 13 games to play.
Liverpool travel to Atletico Madrid in midweek, as they prepare to restart their Champions League defence.