Jurgen Klopp reacts to talk of Liverpool winning Premier League

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool aren't part of the title race equation

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are not part of the Premier League title race after a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United at St James’s Park on Sunday.

The Reds suffered a surprise defeat by the Magpies after Martin Skrtel’s own goal and Georginio Wijnaldum’s brilliant finish in added time sealed a 2-0 victory for Steve McClaren’s struggling side.

We’re not part of this discussion

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool are nine points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City following their setback at Newcastle as Klopp suffered his second top-flight defeat since taking over the reins at Anfield.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager, who won two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, was quick to pour cold water on any suggestion that Liverpool could challenge for the Premier League crown this season.

“I’m sorry if someone is disappointed. Maybe someone is laughing at this,” Klopp told BBC Sport.

“We’re not part of this discussion. I hope some people did something better on this Sunday than watching this game. We have to react and learn. I’m sure the lads will do it.”

Liverpool have 23 points after 15 Premier League games following their Newcastle setback.

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The Reds host Tony Pulis’s West Bromwich Albion side at Anfield in their next Premier League game next Sunday.

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