Klopp: It’s Liverpool against the World

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on April 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reckons his team’s biggest challenge is the attitude of the footballing world towards the Reds, rather than Manchester City.

Klopp’s men returned to the summit once again thanks to goals from Mane and Salah within 142 seconds to dispatch the Blues.

The Reds are two points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City who still 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 ready to accept the outcome should it happen, but made it known 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.

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“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.