Jürgen Klopp hailed a ‘massive’ result after Liverpool reclaimed top spot in the Premier League by beating Cardiff City 2-0.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s well-taken strike from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s inventive corner saw the Reds take the lead in the 57th minute, and the result was rubber-stamped by James Milner’s emphatic late penalty.
Sunday’s victory in the Welsh capital means Klopp’s team again sit two points above Manchester City, who play their game in hand against Manchester United at Old Trafford in midweek.
Substitute James Milner stepped up to score from the penalty spot and double Liverpool’s lead in south Wales
The midfielder held his nerve and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way, after Mohamed Salah had been fouled in the area
Jordan Henderson celebrated with Milner as the midfield duo whipped up the atmosphere in front of the away end
The penalty was awarded after Mohamed Salah was wrestled to the ground by Cardiff’s Sean Morrison in the second half