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Liverpool's Christmas lead in Premier League no title guarantee - Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool's Christmas lead in Premier League no title guarantee - Jurgen Klopp

Van Dijk has been a key member of Klopp's side and has scored one goal and made one assist in 18 Premier League games so far this term.

'From the outside, he just looks like a manager who all the players love. He's just a great lad to have next to you - I'm not sure he will say the same about me!

"You will probably need 105 to be champions, you don't know!" he added.

"It was clear that the whole game would be hard", Klopp said to BBC Sport after Salah starred at a wet Molineux.

It was far from a vintage performance from Liverpool despite going into the break ahead, but they looked far more comfortable in the second half and nearly doubled their lead within three minutes of the restart when Salah's half-volley flew over the bar.

"Everybody asks me about the situation, first in the table and all that stuff and that the last four times a team was first in the table at Christmas they won the league, but was it ever such a tight race?"

Jürgen Klopp's team top the table on 48 points, 4 clear of Manchester City, who will face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Jürgen Klopp praises Liverpool’s maturity after victory at Wolves
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Wolves had not lost in matches against Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal having also upset Chelsea at Molineux and will feel they deserved something.

Van Dijk was in typically impressive form against Wolves as he helped Liverpool to yet another clean sheet.

The Scotland worldwide was also quick to point out just how well Van Dijk was able to cope with Wolves attacker Adama Traore and his pace on the break.

The opening goal came from a free-kick, with Salah finishing in the middle after the ball had been played down the right for Fabinho. "Both goals had nothing to do with the things we did in the game but we were quick in the mind in two set pieces".

Salah opened the scoring against Wolves in style.

The one negative for Liverpool on the night was the sight of midfielder Naby Keita being forced off the field in the second half with an apparent lower back injury. He can pass the ball, Calm as you like, He's Virgil Van Dijk, Virgil Van Dijk!

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