Klopp replies when asked if Liverpool FC’s style can rival Man City

The Liverpool FC manager opens up about whether his team is playing football worthy of rivalling Premier League leaders Manchester City

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp looked to play down comparisons between Liverpool FC and Manchester City following Saturday’s 5-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Merseyside outfit were resounding winners against Chris Hughton’s plucky Brighton side thanks to Emre Can’s powerful header before Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino both scored twice.

Liverpool FC have now won five of their last six Premier League games to hoist themselves back into the top four at the expense of Arsenal, who lost 3-1 to Manchester United at The Emirates on Saturday evening.

The Reds only dropped points in 1-1 draw with defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Anfield after Willian’s 85th-minute goal cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opener at Anfield.

Liverpool FC have scored 19 times in their last six top-flight outings, while only Manchester City and Manchester United have scored more times than Klopp’s men in the Premier League this season.

Asked whether Liverpool were playing football comparable to Premier League leaders Manchester City after their resounding 5-1 win at Brighton, Klopp responded:

“In our counter moments and when we played football, I don’t know if it’s Man City we should compare to but we are a really good football team.

“We know that but we need to carry on, that’s the most important thing. We speak here about the game which is already an hour finish. Even when I answer your questions I am much more interested in the next game, to be honest.

“It was good but it’s important that it is good because we need the points, we want to be in the situation, we want to stay as close as possible to the teams in front of us. We can’t get them immediately because obviously they win a lot of games, but we want to be in a position as close as possible. That’s all.

“So we need to do it, I’m happy about that, the next game is coming and all of them are really important for us.”

Liverpool FC are looking to secure back-to-back top-four finishes in the Premier League after Klopp helped the Reds secure a return to the Champions League last term.

The Merseyside outfit signed four players in the summer transfer window.

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