Jurgen Klopp sends message to Liverpool FC fans about the title race

Jurgen Klopp rates Liverpool's Premier League title chances after their goalless draw with Man United

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Jurgen Klopp is convinced that Liverpool will remain challengers for the Premier League title this season, despite their goalless draw with Manchester United on Saturday.

The Reds struggled to break down Jose Mourinho’s men at Anfield as they were forced to settle for a point from the clash on Merseyside.

Liverpool have made something of a stuttering start to the new Premier League season, with the Reds having only won one of their last eight games in all competitions.

Saturday’s draw left Klopp’s side nine points behind leaders Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title this season.

However, the Reds manager remains convinced that he has seen enough from his Liverpool side that they will be able to mount a serious title challenge this season.

Speaking to ESPN after Saturday’s game, Klopp said: “We have to do whatever is necessary and we will be challengers. We will be challengers for the next few years, no problem.

“We showed big heart, we were brave. I thought we were smart in doing the right thing at the right moment, but in the end it didn’t work out.

“I am not overly positive, I am not crazy, but I really see we are still good and that is what I try to push.

“If we don’t score five times it is not good enough, if we concede even one goal we have a bad defence… but that is how it is in our city.”

Liverpool return to Champions League action on Tuesday night with an away clash against Maribor.

The Reds are looking to pick up their first Champions League group stage win of the season after drawing both of their opening matches in Europe’s elite club competition.

Klopp led Liverpool to a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League table in his first full season in charge last term.

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