Liverpool appeared to be cruising after first-half goals by Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho put the home side in control, but a late goal by Gareth McAuley made for a nervy final nine minutes for the Merseysiders.
"This game tonight created one of the best atmospheres we’ve had because it was exciting until the end," he told Liverpoolfc.com. "Actually, in this moment it feels better that we only won 2-1 than three or four-nil."
"The disappointing thing is, although we knew they were going to have a lot of the ball they scored two goals from our mistakes," he said. "We were better in thee second half."