Jurgen Klopp admitted that he almost clapped after watching Jamie Vardy's goal

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he almost clapped after seeing Jamie Vardy score a stunning goal against his side.

The Leicester striker scored twice against Klopp’s men during the 2-0 victory, which saw the Foxes remain three points clear at the top of the league.

However, his first goal was one of the strikes of the season. Vardy latched onto a high, hopeful ball from Riyad Mahrez before letting rip from 25 yards with a fantastic half-volley that gave Simon Mignolet in the Liverpool goal no chance.


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The Liverpool boss paid tribute to the England international, claiming that he almost applauded the stupendous effort.

“Things like this happen when you are in such a good moment like Jamie Vardy and Leicester are,” the German said.

“Obviously you need a little bit of luck but it was really good. First of all you need to be brave enough to do it.

“I was close to clapping my hands to be honest but I just felt too bad at that moment.”

Vardy’s double means that the 29-year-old has now scored 18 goals in the Premier League this season, leading the goalscoring charts by three goals.

Leicester's win leaves Claudio Ranieri’s men ten points above Manchester United in fifth place, with just 14 matches remaining giving them a real possibility of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

High praise

Klopp had high praise for the club as well as their star striker as they continue this remarkable season.

“It’s the perfect season for Leicester and the perfect season for Jamie Vardy. They deserve every point they get and Jamie has deserved every goal he’s scored until now,” he said.

However, it’s far from the perfect season for Liverpool. The Reds have only won once in the league since December 30 - a 5-4 thriller against Norwich - and currently lie in eighth position in the league. They also face a heavily congested fixture schedule with an FA Cup replay, a Capital One Cup final as well as the return of the Europa League.

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