Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reveals ‘biggest challenge’ in Premier League title chase


Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah struck for Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday in a crucial 2-0 win over Chelsea.

The victory kept Klopp’s side on top in the title race with just four games to go as they compete for their first Premier League, and first league title in 29 years.

Liverpool are top of the pile in the Premier League, two points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

However, the champions have a game in hand, and have been tipped to win every game from now to the end of the season.

Klopp told FourFourTwo that he is prepared for that eventuality, should it happen, and insisted that there is nothing more that he can do.

He also stated that playing against the “world outside” is actually Liverpool’s biggest challenge.

“The biggest challenge for us is always facing the world outside, you (the media) and other people. We play our game,” said Klopp.

“If City lost and we find out five minutes before the game that’s not a help. You lose your focus then.

“We only try to collect as many points as possible. What is it now, 85? Four games to play. 97 (is possible). Let’s try.

“And if that’s enough, then perfect. If not, we cannot change it. And we didn’t lose it here or there or whatever.

“Very smart people will come out and say ‘Yeah, if you would have won against Leicester you would be champions’. It’s all bulls**t. People and idiots bring something like this up.”

Liverpool are still in the hunt for the Champions League, and will head to Porto on Wednesday in an attempt to protect a 2-0 lead from the first leg.

And Klopp discussed the challenge of travelling to Portugal and competing on both fronts.

“We see it game by game,” he continued. “We go to Porto now (holding a 2-0 lead in the Champions League), which will be a tough one.

“We know that they get at least two players back – Pepe and (Hector) Herrera – so they will be an interesting and difficult challenge.”


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