Klopp: It's a good moment but we have to go again

Jürgen Klopp refused to dwell on Liverpool's success over Newcastle United as a big week looms in the Premier League and Europe.

The Reds were patient and purposeful at Anfield on Saturday and secured three points at the expense of the Magpies courtesy of goals either side of half-time from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

It was another professional performance to follow the previous weekend’s defeat of West Ham United at home and moved Klopp’s men up to second in the table.

But while satisfied with the means and the end result, the manager reiterated his ‘go again’ mantra ahead of the Champions League second leg against FC Porto and subsequent trip to Manchester United.

“It’s a good moment, we all know that,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“In 2018 we have had a few nice results, but nothing happened so far. We have to go again. We have to play against Porto at our best; they won all the league games since we played them, they are now five points in front.

“That’s a tough game again, after that United. It’s coming and coming and coming.

“We all know where we want to finish. This year, it’s not possible to become the champions so try to finish as high as possible, that’s what we try of course, and be in the Champions League again next year.

“That’s all very important. So it’s important the boys are in good shape. So far they are in good shape, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

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