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[VIDEO] Liverpool equals Man City record, and Jurgen Klopp cannot believe it

Liverpool escaped from a defeat again as they beat West Ham 3-2 at Anfield, and equaling the English league record of 18 successive wins, set by Manchester City from August to December 2017.

Liverpool took an early lead through Georginio Wijnaldum in 9th minute but it only took 3 minutes for visitors to equalize through Issa Diop.

West Ham somehow took the lead at Anfield when their substitute Pablo Fornals scored in 54 minutes, threatening Liverpool unbeaten run.

Liverpool missed the driving force and leadership of injured captain Jordan Henderson and it was no surprise when Naby Keita was substituted after a poor performance.

But Mohamed Salah rose to the occasion when he scored the equalizer in 68th minute.

Sadio Mane then scored a winner in 81 minutes, courtesy an assist from Trent Alexander-Arnold.

“I liked a lot how we started,” Jurgen Klopp said to BBC.

“We scored a wonderful first goal. But then we weren’t good in second ball situations. We have to pick them up much more often. We struggled in this situation and that gave West Ham a good feeling.

Klopp however, couldn’t believe they were able to equaled Manchester City’s record winning run.

“I never thought it would be broken or equalled. We did it and I cannot believe it happened to be honest. I like a lot tonight that everything positive helps. When we equalised the stadium was rocking and that helps us. Whatever will happen this season is an effort of all of us. I could not be more thankful or appreciate the support we get. So far so good.”

Liverpool have restored their 22-point lead at the top and currently on 44 match unbeaten run. They need to win another six games to beat Arsenal 49 unbeaten record.

Liverpool have also won their last 21 home Premier League games, equaling the English top-flight record for consecutive home wins, set by the Reds themselves between January and December 1972 under Bill Shankly.