The Norwegian, who converted the lone penalty at Selhurst Park, was talking about how tough the Premier League is and how every game, no matter who you’re playing, requires you to ‘battle’.
The leading scorer in the division this year couldn’t help but bring up Jurgen Klopp’s team’s earlier-in-the-day 1-0 loss to bottom-of-the-table Bournemouth on the south coast.
In the end, Haaland told Premier League Productions, “all that matters is the three points or to win games and keep performing” (via HITC).
“It’s not simple. You witnessed Bournemouth’s victory over Liverpool; each and every game had a brawl. You witnessed that; there was a fight; we prevailed, and we are really pleased.
The victory moves Pep Guardiola’s team to within two points of league-leading Arsenal, but the Gunners will still be playing Fulham later tonight at Craven Cottage.
The former Borussia Dortmund player is correct in what he says, but he is being strategic by bringing up our failure.
Although there are no easy games in the Premier League, it almost seems as though Jurgen Klopp’s team believed they had already won the match.
We had a strong start, but after falling down halfway through the first half, we never really seemed to be on the verge of scoring. When Mo Salah missed the penalty kick, it was clear that the game wasn’t going to go our way.
We must see a response from those in Red before our upcoming trip to Real Madrid on Wednesday.