Jurgen Klopp said he never doubted Liverpool’s unity after a 2-0 win at Sheffield United ended a four-game Premier League losing streak and Curtis Jones dedicated his goal to bereaved team-mate Alisson Becker.
Alisson missed the game following the death of his father Jose in Brazil, and young midfielder Jones dedicated his opener to the goalkeeper and his dad during an emotional post-match interview.
Asked whether Jones’ words summed up his squad’s unity, Liverpool manager Klopp said: “I was never in doubt about the togetherness of this team.
On losing to the champions, Wilder added: “I know there’s been a lot of talk that Liverpool are not doing this and not doing that.
“But they’ve still got the best full-backs in European football, Thiago, Wijnaldum and Curtis Jones, who is a terrific young player, in midfield and the front three up the top of the pitch.
“They’re still world champions and to try and get an against-all-odds result is really difficult. It has to be a perfect storm for us and at the moment it isn’t.”