Jurgen Klopp opens up about Liverpool FC title hopes

Jurgen Klopp has his say on Liverpool FC's title hopes ahead of a crucial period in the Premier League

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he and his Liverpool FC players are not getting carried away by their position at the top of the Premier League table.

The Reds have established themselves as one of the firm favourites to win the Premier League title this season as they look to try and lift the trophy this season.

Klopp watched his Liverpool FC side claim an impressive 2-0 win over Wolves on Friday night thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.

The Merseyside outfit will now turn their attentions towards their home clash against Newcastle before showdowns with Arsenal and Manchester City.

Klopp is aiming to try and steer Liverpool FC to their first major trophy since his appointment at Anfield back in 2015.

However, Klopp feels that this season’s title race is set to be one of the closest ones in recent years.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Friday night, Klopp said: “I don’t know how many [points] a team will need [to win the title] this season.

“Everybody asks me about the situation, first in the table and all that stuff and that the last four times a team was first in the table at Christmas they won the league, but was it ever such a tight race?

“I think three or four teams will have more than 40 points at Christmas, which is really exceptional.

“If you want to do the headline ‘Klopp says you need 105 points [to win the league]’ then do it. I don’t think about it.

“I didn’t think before about it and I don’t think now about it; I only just try to answer in a polite way.”

Liverpool FC reached the Champions League final last season but ended up losing 3-1 to Real Madrid back in May.

The Merseyside outfit are still aiming to win their first major trophy since Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.

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