Klopp warns Manchester City: Liverpool are not going away in the title race

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shakes hands with Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp has fired a warning to rivals Manchester City suggesting his side is not going away in the title race after Liverpool’s 4-2 triumph over Burnley at Anfield.

The Reds went down to an early goal from a corner after keeper Alisson was clearly impeded in the build-up.

But Klopp’s men responded in an emphatic manner with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane both bagging a brace to see off the Clarets.

And afterwards, Klopp insisted: “The message of the day (in the title race) was ‘nobody gets rid of us’ if we play as we played today.

“So, just do the job and that is what the boys did all the time. We have only to make sure that we stay in the competition on top of the table.

“We had the perfect mixture of fighting the opponent, fighting the circumstances and playing football. That was really good and I liked it.”

Klopp’s team selection raised a few eyebrows with Lallana in the starting XI, but the former Saints man responded with an outstanding display.

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Mo Salah may not have found the back of the net, but he constantly threatened the Clarets defence and was involved in two goals.

“Today Mo Salah for me was the best player on the pitch and he didn’t score,” Klopp said.

“I am not sure you will see that in a lot of ratings, because he’s a strike and he didn’t sore, but we have no problem with confidence. We are in a good moment.

“With Adam this week, it was clear; if he can play like he trained, then he will help us a lot and that is exactly how it happened.

“He is always good on the ball but he is a pretty aggressive boy as well. The counter press is a game-changer. It’s a brilliant thing in that moment.

“It didn’t look really promising until Adam jumped in so well done, really pleased for him, really deserves all the praise he got.”

A win or a score draw will ensure qualification for the Reds against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night.