director hailed an essential milestone after his team’s 4-3 win over Crystal Palace saw them struck 60 points and proceed seven points clear at the top of the .

Only champions (2017-18) and (2005-06) have collected more points than the Reds after 23 games.

“the end result is massive. We have 60 points now, it’s crazy,” Klopp said.

“It’s an important amount, but I am very proud.”

were forced to work to his or her three points though, needing to comeback out of Andros Townsend’s first half attack and then again needing to respond later James Tomkins equalised in the second phase.

The league leaders clinched their success after had been dismissed for his second yellow card at the 89th minute.

“it is a gigantic relief. We knew for various reasons the match would be difficult. They are excellent at counter-attacks and setpieces,” Klopp added.

“Wilfried Zaha is really a world-class player and he has in to a one time circumstance and we’re one down.

“We had to remain positive, being one down is a gigantic setback off, we only needed to secure the second half and did exactly what we had to complete. We have blessed for 32 and with all the current collection pieces they a threat therefore it remained interesting until the ending.”

‘I must be fulfilled but shedding 4-3 dents that’

On his return to Anfield, former England and Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson believed his Palace side merited at least a point – despite admitting they had”surrendered some bad objectives.”

Hodgson was particularly aggrieved by the types of Sadio Mane’s winning goal for the Reds, which renders Palace 14 th in the table but just three points clear of their relegation.

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