Jurgen Klopp makes Liverpool FC admission about Man City in title race

The Liverpool FC manager insists Manchester City's positive results aren't giving him a 'heart attack'

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he is relaxed about Manchester City’s positive results that have heaped pressure on Liverpool FC in the title race.

The Merseyside outfit are sitting in top spot in the Premier League table but Liverpool FC have a narrow one-point lead over Manchester City.

The 18-time English champions were 5-0 winners against Watford at Anfield on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Virgil van Dijk.

Manchester City struggled to get going against West Ham but Sergio Aguero netted a second-half winner from the penalty spot to seal three points.

The defending champions have won their last four Premier League games to put Liverpool FC under pressure.

Speaking at his post-match media conference about whether Manchester City’s victories are a cause for concern, Klopp said:

“I only heard it was 1-0, that’s what I heard. I don’t think you need an answer from me, we only think about what we can do. We have to play football and win games then we will see what happens.

“It is not I go in the dressing room and someone tells me the [Man City] result and I have a heart attack. It is just a normal thing if you are top of the table it is pretty likely the contenders all win.

“That’s the only advantage you have when you fight for staying in the league because the other teams lose a bit more often than in our fight. I didn’t think about it, but it is what I expected.”

Liverpool FC are looking to win their first-ever Premier League title after finishing in fourth spot in their last two seasons under the former Borussia Dortmund head coach.

The Merseyside outfit have finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014 under Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool FC didn’t make any signings in the January transfer window as Klopp opted to stick with his current squad in the remaining months of the Premier League season.

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