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Jurgen Klopp turned away from James Milner's penalty - again

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Jurgen Klopp picked up his first home Premier League win on Sunday afternoon as Liverpool beat Swansea City 1-0.

The Reds were far from their scintillating best, but three points will be all that matter to the German and his players, who now sit six points off league leaders Manchester City.

James Milner was the man of the moment as he stepped up to convert his second penalty in as many Anfield matches, but Klopp was unable to watch the spot kick as he turned his back at the decisive moment.

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Of course, it was not the first time the former Borussia Dortmund manager did not watch a penalty. He turned away when Milner took his spot kick against Bordeaux.

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Klopp has overseen six Premier League games as Liverpool manager and the Reds have picked up 11 points.

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Their away form is simply faultless, six points from games against Chelsea and Manchester City show the manager's tactics are working away from Anfield. But their first home win against Swansea, while not convincing, could prove to be vital.

The Reds battled and fought for 90 minutes and managed to pick up three points in a game they failed to dominate. Results like that will breed as much confidence as hammering City 4-1 at the Etihad.

With teams at the top continuing to drop points, Liverpool can look at their run of fixtures and feel they are well in the title race. 

Games against Newcastle, West Brom, Watford, Leicester and Sunderland are to come in December and it could prove to be a decisive month for everyone involved at Anfield.

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