The 16 times Liverpool have scored a late winner under Jurgen Klopp

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Diogo Jota of Liverpool celebrates the win during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Credit: Alamy
Diogo Jota of Liverpool celebrates the win during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Credit: Alamy

Liverpool have developed the happy habit of scoring late winners under the watchful eye of Jurgen Klopp. 

Since Klopp arrived at Anfield in October 2015, Liverpool have scored 16 late winners and have shown they’re a side that’ll battle right to the very end of every match they play.

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We’ve taken a look at those times Liverpool have won games late on under Klopp.

Norwich City (5-4, January 2016)

Let’s face it, you mainly remember this game because Klopp broke his glasses celebrating Adam Lallana’s late winner.

And quite right too. Nine-goal thrillers aren’t everyday occurrences, but neither is the sight of a manager losing his spectacles in a moment of exuberance.

Good stuff.

Crystal Palace (2-1, March 2016)

Christian Benteke may not have succeeded at Liverpool but he was the scorer of this late winner at Selhurst Park back in March 2016.

Liverpool fell behind to a Joe Ledley strike but drew level thanks to Roberto Firmino’s opportunistic finish.

And, after Benteke went down following a challenge by Damien Delaney, he got up to coolly score the resulting spot-kick and secure three points for Liverpool.

Borussia Dortmund (4-3, April 2016)

One of the great European nights at Anfield was decided by a last-minute winner from Dejan Lovren.

Liverpool had trailed 2-0 and 3-1 to Klopp’s former side before mounting an outstanding comeback, with Lovren’s injury-time header from James Milner’s cross concluding a night packed with drama and emotion.

Everton (1-0, December 2016)

Nothing beats a late winner against your close rivals and Sadio Mane gave Liverpool fans an early Christmas present with this late winner at Goodison Park in December 2016.

Mane reacted first to a loose ball after substitute Daniel Sturridge’s shot had hit the post in the fourth of eight minutes of stoppage time and sent the away supporters into ecstasy.

Burnley (2-1, January 2018)

Also known as the finest hour of Ragnar Klavan.

Liverpool were on the verge of being held at Turf Moor until Klavan headed home from almost on the goalline to snatch all three points.

Quite the way to start the new year.

PSG (3-2, September 2018)

Liverpool had barely been troubled by PSG during this Champions League encounter but they entered injury-time having let a two-goal lead slip between their fingers.

But, in the first of many special moments from the 2018-19 season, Roberto Firmino rocked up from the bench to score a late winner to kickstart Liverpool’s European campaign.

Everton (1-0, December 2018)

Jordan Pickford. Divock Origi. Klopp tearing onto the pitch in celebration.

Late winners don’t get much better for Liverpool supporters.

Tottenham (2-1, March 2019)

Liverpool were gunning for the league title in March 2019 and this late goal against Tottenham lifted the roof at Anfield.

With the score at 1-1, Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris failed to hold Mohamed Salah’s routine far-post header and the ball ricocheted into the net off Alderweireld.

Liverpool didn’t win the league that year, of course, but that didn’t detract from this moment at all.

Leicester (2-1, October 2019)

An injury-time penalty from James Milner was enough to secure victory over Leicester in October 2019 and ensure Liverpool’s 100% start to the season continued.

James Maddison looked set to deny the Reds victory with his strike 10 minutes from time but a communication breakdown between Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel and substitute Marc Albrighton ended with the latter bringing down Mane.

Milner slotted home the spot-kick and Ayoze Perez lost his shit.

Aston Villa (2-1, November 2019)

With their 10-month long unbeaten league record seemingly about to end, Liverpool had to dig deep to conjure this escapology act against Aston Villa in November 2019.

Andy Robertson scored a late equaliser before Mane provided a remarkable twist, glancing a header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner past Tom Heaton to secure an improbable victory.

Tottenham (2-1, December 2020)

Roberto Firmino’s last-minute header broke Tottenham hearts at Anfield once again and sent Liverpool top of the Premier League in December 2020.

An entertaining encounter looked set to end in stalemate before – with the game entering stoppage time – Firmino soared to flash a header high past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris from Andrew Robertson’s corner.

Aston Villa (2-1, April 2021)

Having endured a terrible run of home form at the start of 2021, Liverpool looked set to be denied three points once more by a stubborn Aston Villa side.

They reckoned without Trent Alexander-Arnold. The England full-back curled home from the edge of the box after Villa failed to clear the ball and set Liverpool on the path for Champions League qualification.

West Brom (2-1, May 2021)

The goalie scored. Nothing more needs to be said.

Wolves (1-0, December 2021)

Liverpool scored goals for fun last season but Wolves held them out for 90 minutes at Molineux until Origi poached a last-minute winner for the Reds.

They may not have ultimately lifted the Premier League title, but this was one of those mentality monster moments that ensured they were breathing down Man City’s necks until the very final whistle.

Newcastle (2-1, August 2022)

It had looked as though Liverpool would have to settle for dropping points for the fourth time in five games to kick off an unexpectedly slow start to 2022-23. A 1-1 draw would have left them nine points behind leaders Arsenal and seven points off reigning champions City.

But Fabio Carvalho, on his 20th birthday, had other ideas. His emphatic finish from close range seemed to have all the power of Anfield’s frustration behind it in the eighth added minute of injury time – given after several stoppages and perceived timewasting by Eddie Howe’s Magpies.

Tottenham (4-3, April 30 2023)

This game had just about everything. Liverpool were 3-0 up after 15 minutes and Tottenham looked like they were down and out after a dismal start.

Fast forward to the 93rd minute and Richarlison scored his first league goal for Spurs to make it 3-3. Klopp’s side are the master of late goals though and just one minute later Diogo Jota had the ball in the back of the net for Liverpool. Scintillating stuff.

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