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Why Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wouldn't mind a 1-0 win over Arsenal

Three weeks ago, Jurgen Klopp spoke of the importance of grinding out a victory.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - Even as Liverpool were equalling the longest unbeaten run in their history, Jurgen Klopp could see the storm clouds on the horizon. As he reflected on the 5-0 win at Manchester United, he warned of defensive issues, of the "clear-cut chances which we gave them".

The surprise for Klopp, perhaps, was that their first defeat in 26 games, at West Ham, came from three Alisson errors.

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