Klopp hails James Milner as he urges Reds to keep their nerve in title pursuit

But he feels the Reds still need to fight to get over the line with three more wins needed to win it for the first time in 30 years.

Liverpool bounced back from their first league defeat of the season at Watford last weekend by coming from behind to beat Bournemouth .

Jurgen Klopp said: “It’s very important that you keep your nerve, but I was never worried about that.

“It’s not just about keeping your nerves, it’s about fighting all the stuff that works against you at the moment.

“True, for one-and-a-half years, not a lot of these things worked against us but in the last two weeks they did. So we have to fight them.

“We can’t ignore them and think they won’t happen again. We aren’t that kind of team, or that kind of club.

“We’ve always had to work really hard for all the things we have got. I saw this on Saturday, and am more than happy.”

Klopp also hailed vice-captain James Milner who put in a man-of-the-match display at left back.

He added: “I hope I haven’t been short of praising Millie in the past! Why would we extend the contract of a 34-year-old by two years if he’s not incredibly important to everything that we do?

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“On Saturday he could show it on the pitch. He wouldn’t like if we spoke just about what he’s doing off the pitch, but on Saturday he showed why he’s so important on it.”

Meanwhile, Nathan Ake insists Bournemouth are confident they can beat the drop.

The Cherries took the lead at Liverpool but eventually left empty-handed as Eddie Howe's side remained in the bottom three with nine games to go.

But they have to bounce back next week at home to Crystal Palace.

Defender Ake said: “From now on every game is important, especially at home.

“We have have been doing well at home and we need to get the three points against Palace.

“They are a side that don’t concede many, tough to play against.

“We put ourselves in this position so we have to get ourselves out of it now.

“There is belief, 100 per cent. You can see that. We believe every game we can win.

"Belief plays a massive part and we need to believe next week that we are going to get the three points.”

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