'Wow' - Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes shock Newcastle United statement after Man Utd win

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has singled out Newcastle United for some rare praise.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has singled out Newcastle United for some rare praise following their 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday night.

Anthony Gordon's 55th minute goal saw the Magpies record a sixth straight Premier League win at St James' Park. It was also the first time Newcastle had won three consecutive matches against the Red Devils since 1922.

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Newcastle had 22 shots at goal compared to the visitors' eight, only one of which was on target. Harry Maguire thought he had equalised in the closing stages when Antony's shot deflected in off him, however the defender was in an offside position.

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Among those tuning in for the 8pm kick-off was Klopp. The German admitted to being "really impressed" by Newcastle and referenced the fact Eddie Howe has named the same starting XI for the third successive game.

Injuries have forced Howe's hand with 10 senior players ruled out against Man United.

Klopp said: "I don't think I've ever praised [them] before, but I saw them playing last night [v Man United], and I was really impressed, I have to say 'wow'.

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"They played the same team, pretty much exactly the same team like in Paris, and that was a big fight.

"Yes, it was not only a big fight, it was exceptional football, it was a commercial for pressing, counter-pressing and direct football, really good football."

Klopp was speaking ahead of Liverpool's 4-3 win over Fulham on Sunday, a result that saw the Reds re-open their six-point advantage over Newcastle.

Liverpool twice took the lead against the Cottagers but went 3-2 down with 10 minutes remaining. However, late goals from Wataru Endo and Trent Alexander Arnold clinched a dramatic victory.

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