Jurgen Klopp’s response when asked how Liverpool can catch Chelsea in title race
Jurgen Klopp isn't thinking about Liverpool potentially emulating Chelsea's 13-game winning run
Jurgen Klopp isn’t sure whether Liverpool will need to emulate Chelsea’s 13-game winning run to catch Antonio Conte’s side in the Premier League title race.
The Reds were 1-0 winners against title rivals Manchester City at Anfield on New Year’s Eve thanks to Georginio Wijnaldum’s first-half header from Adam Lallana’s cross.
Liverpool have won their last four Premier League games to leave the Merseyside outfit in second place and six points behind current leaders Chelsea after 19 games.
Conte’s men recorded their 13th successive Premier League win on Saturday afternoon thanks to a thrilling 4-2 win against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues haven’t lost a Premier League game since a 3-0 loss to title rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in September.
Speaking at his post-match media conference after Liverpool’s impressive 1-0 victory over Manchester City on New Year’s Eve, Klopp addressed the issue of what the Reds must do to catch Chelsea in the title race.
“To get a new record we need to win 14! Look, you laugh, so nobody really thinks we can do it! It will be difficult enough to win at Sunderland,” Klopp said.
“It’s not too long ago that we played Sunderland here, it was really hard so it will be again, I’m sure. I don’t know what we have to do – I know what we have to do to win the next game, but I don’t know what we have to do to get Chelsea or whatever. We are in the region of the table where we want to be.
“How I’ve said before, if you’re there in the last five, six or seven matchdays then probably you can think differently, but in the moment you only have to collect points, that’s all.”
Liverpool finished in eighth place last term.