Jurgen Klopp admits to making 'big mistake' during Liverpool's win over Arsenal

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The most entertaining match during the opening weekend of the Premier League season undoubtedly took place at the Emirates.

Liverpool travelled the north London and came away with all three points after an enthralling 4-3 victory.

The Gunners may have taken the lead through Theo Walcott but, after Philippe Coutinho equalised with a stunning free-kick just before half-time, Jurgen Klopp’s side found themselves 4-1 up after 63 minutes.


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It was new signing Sadio Mane who scored the fourth with a magnificent effort but it was then that Klopp made a ‘big mistake.’

That’s according to the German himself who allowed Mane and other Liverpool players to jump on his back as they had seemingly put the game beyond doubt. In hindsight, he felt he really shouldn't have carried away with the joyous celebrations with the players.

Klopp's mistake

“We came out and scored wonderful goals and I made the big mistake of being involved in celebrations,” he said, per the Liverpool Echo.

“It was the wrong sign for all of us because it felt for everybody in this moment like 'that's it' but then you look at the watch and you see 'oh there's still half an hour to go, that's not too good’.”

Almost costly

Liverpool’s complacency almost proved critical as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored immediately from kick-off and, 11 minutes later, Calum Chambers made it 4-3 with 15 minutes left to set up a nervy finish.

But Liverpool survived to earn the win, and the German boss admitted he was delighted with the three points.

Brilliant feeling

“The crowd was a little bit angry obviously and Arsenal fought back, showed character and scored the goals. We defended again not too well and then after the third we were back in the race and were compact again,” he said.

“It was pressure but not the highest pressure. It was hard work but a deserved win, it feels brilliant at the moment.”

Despite the win against Arsene Wenger’s side Liverpool fans - and Klopp - will no doubt be hoping their remaining 37 Premier League matches are a little less nerve-wracking.

One thing is for sure, don’t expect the Liverpool manager to be joining in any celebrations in the future, no matter what the score is.

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