Jurgen Klopp sends warning to Liverpool FC about Leicester in title race

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp says Chelsea FC and Leicester are title contenders

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Jurgen Klopp has warned that Liverpool FC can’t discount Leicester City from the Premier League title race this season.

The Reds were 2-1 winners against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Wilfried Zaha cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener with eight minutes left to play in the English capital to leave Liverpool FC facing a second draw of the campaign.

However, Brazil international Roberto Firmino netted a winner with five minutes to go to ensure Liverpool FC maintained their eight-point lead at the top of the table.

Liverpool FC are eight points ahead of second-placed Leicester and nine points clear of defending Premier League champions Manchester City after 13 games.

Chelsea FC are a further point adrift of Klopp’s men following their 2-1 loss to Manchester City at The Etihad in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Asked if Liverpool FC were feeling confident about their title prospects given their nine-point lead over Manchester City, Klopp said:

“We don’t really worry about it. It’s only eight points to Leicester, we cannot forget about them. They were champions, three or four years ago.

“Chelsea also played an incredible season (so far).”

Liverpool FC are looking to win their first Premier League title this season, while the Reds haven’t got their hands on the English top-flight crown since 1990.

The Merseyside outfit finished in second place in the Premier League title race last season after ending up a point adrift of Manchester City.

Liverpool FC have finished as runners-up on four occasions.

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