Wednesday 22 May 2019

We will take race to final game - Klopp

Jurgen Klopp is all smiles at training yesterday ahead of tonight’s Premier League clash against Huddersfield
Jurgen Klopp is all smiles at training yesterday ahead of tonight’s Premier League clash against Huddersfield

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will not give up hope of winning the Premier League until the last whistle of the season, insisting Manchester City still face a formidable challenge to win their remaining games.

Klopp said he watched the Manchester derby on Wednesday with no expectation of United taking a point so was not as dismayed with the outcome as Liverpool fans who fear the best chance of the champions slipping up may have disappeared.

"It was not the last chance before the game. Why should it be the last chance after the game?" Klopp said. "If anybody really thought that United, in the moment, are capable of hurting City - City are just too good for that. I watched the game in front of the television and I was not a little bit nervous. I was not like, 'Oh my God, why did he do this? Lingard!' I don't like watching these games because we have nothing to do with them.

"I would love to have 97 points. If we have them then we played an outstanding season and whoever wants to say whatever about us, I couldn't care less. Getting this amount of points would be special, but there is still a lot of work to do."

Liverpool can return to the top with victory over Huddersfield at Anfield tonight. Klopp says City's next Premier League game at Burnley on Sunday is one of the trickiest in the calendar.

"It gives us the chance to change again the lead for a couple of hours. Hopefully that will happen," Klopp said. "Is Burnley a place that I would love to have now on the schedule for us? No, honestly not."

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