Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool fans: We need to be like Man United to win the title
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will need some luck - like Manchester United in the past - to win the title this season
Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool fans that the Reds will need an element of luck – like Manchester United – if they are to win the Premier League title this season.
The Reds are currently in with a shout of winning the title this season, with Klopp’s men second in the table and six points behind leaders Chelsea heading into the hectic round of festive games in the top flight.
Liverpool are aiming to win the Premier League title for the first time in their history following Klopp’s appointment as the club’s new manager back in October of last year.
Chelsea are currently leading the way at the top of the table and look like they will be the team to beat in the race for the title.
However, Klopp has stressed that an element of luck always plays a crucial part in any title-winning team, as it has for Manchester United in the past.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Klopp said: “We have played a really good season until now, but becoming a champion means you need to play a really good season plus having luck in the right situations. No injuries and a little bit of luck in this game and that game.
“Whenever you look back it always looks like Manchester United or whoever did everything right in each game, but they won a lot of games in the last minute and you think it’s quality, but it’s coincidence most of the time. Very often it’s individual quality in a moment or it’s coincidence. You need to have the luck.
“But you need to be prepared for these moments. You need to make the percentage of coincidence and luck as small as possible. All the rest need to be planned and what we can plan, we do. But then you can still lose a game like we did at Bournemouth.
“A lot of people, especially around Liverpool because they have waited so long for it, will say ‘that’s the game where we lost the championship’. No, it’s not like this.”
Liverpool take on Stoke City at Anfield on Tuesday night.