Liverpool’s match-winner James Milner says an angry Jurgen Klopp half-time team talk inspired their second-half comeback as they beat Swansea 2-1 on Saturday.
The Reds were poor in the first period and found themselves behind after just eight minutes when Leroy Fer took advantage of some swak defending.
But a skel session from the boss saw his team turn things around after the break through Roberto Firmino and a cool finish from the penalty spot by Milner.
The vice-captain says: “It needed to be better, I think we all knew that.
“Big credit to the manager and all the boys. The manager knew it, he was angry but he kept most of it in, said what needed to be said and got us going.
“I think you saw in the second half it was more like how we’ve been playing in getting about the ball. In the first half, we weren’t really at the races and Swansea are a good team.
“We gave ourselves all the work to do but showed a lot of character to come back from a goal down away from home and get three points.”
The three points moved the Merseysiders back into second in the Premier League overnight.
Klopp was asked how angry he was and he replied: “How angry was I? Very. I said to the boys I have no problem with this.
“I’m 49 and I lost a lot of games and unfortunately I will lose a few. But today makes no sense because it’s not a day where we should lose a game.”