Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his team was not concentrating on what was happening at Man City in their quest to win the Premier League title.

Klopp’s team is the only side with a realistic chance to wrestle the title from City despite their opponents having been miles ahead of them at the start of the season.

According to Klopp, the fight to reduce the gap between them and the Pep Guardiola side was pinned on their own improvements as they didn’t concentrate too much on what their opponents were doing.

“We didn’t have a lot of opportunities or alternatives to do it differently. Because we are 14 points behind City, that means you are in trouble with qualifying for the Champions League if the others are not 15 points away as well, or 20 points,” Klopp said after their Saturday game against Watford.

“That was the reason. If you cannot become champions, we have to qualify for the Champions League and that’s why there was no reason to think about anything different. And the rest came then.

“We had no influence in that, we had no chance to influence City’s games since then. I saw some of them; even when they didn’t win, the performance level was incredible. So we didn’t really think about it.

“We wanted to qualify for the Champions League, we wanted to come in the cup competitions as far as possible and if possible win it, of course. The rest just happened while we were trying to play the best football possible.


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