Jurgen Klopp took a positive view of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea in the Premier League, speaking to reporters at Anfield on Saturday.
The Reds saw an impressive lead slip for the second time in as many games as they were held to a stalemate at home to their top-four rivals.
Mohamed Salah struck first against his former club, beating Thibaut Courtois after a clever run, but Willian’s lucky effort from out wide sailed over Simon Mignolet to level the scores.
After a 3-3 draw away to Sevilla in the Champions League in midweek, this could be consider a disappointing result, but Klopp’s side did perform well.
And speaking after the game, the German hailed Liverpool’s display, saying “I’m really proud.”
“[It was] a very intense game, very difficult for us against, however everybody knows, a very strong Chelsea team with quite a different approach tonight,” he said.
“Deep defending, then giving the ball to Eden Hazard—wow, not too bad to be honest!
“So we had to work really hard in situations, and to stay cool in playing football. We did it, so I’m happy.”
The Reds are next in action away to Stoke City on Wednesday night, and after going six games unbeaten, can head to the Britannia Stadium filled with confidence.