Klopp: Liverpool are motivated by fans in title push

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed his players are motivated by the desire to win the Premier League title for the club’s supporters.

The Reds are yet to win the League title since 1990 and are currently involved in one of the most keenly contested title races with Manchester City.

The Anfield club reclaimed top spot with a 2-0 win in Cardiff putting them two points ahead of Man City.

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CARDIFF, WALES – APRIL 21: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool (front) celebrates as he scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Liverpool FC at Cardiff City Stadium on April 21, 2019, in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

“If you are only motivated to win the Holy Grail, then something is wrong with you,” said Klopp via BBC.

“We want to win football games because we enjoy the ride with the fans.”

Second-half goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner sealed the win for Klopp’s men as they amassed their highest-ever Premier League points total of 88.

But the German gaffer is not getting carried away with three games left to play while Man City still have a derby showdown at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Klopp said: “In the end, we will see how many points we have and then we get what we get.

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“We are motivated to play for this club. We have no influence on the other games, it is how it is. Our next game is against Huddersfield, which will be difficult again for different reasons.

“Some people up in Liverpool might ask us if we are thinking about Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals; we will be completely focused on Huddersfield.

“On Wednesday, there is a game as well [between Manchester United and Manchester City]. When we played Manchester United, they were in a much better moment than they are now and that was 0-0.”

 

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