Klopp plays down the advantage of Cup exit

Jurgen Klopp
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Jurgan Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp has rebuffed claims that Liverpool’s cup exits have given them an edge in the Premier League title race.

The exit from the FA Cup at Wolves means they have to focus on two major competitions, the League and the Champions League.

By comparison, City and Spurs are both still in four competitions and have Carabao Cup semi-final second legs and FA Cup fourth-round ties to play within that time.

But Klopp told Sky: “There’s no advantage, we will see it.

“When does the Champions League start? In February? It’s not even a month and then we talk again completely different. It’s just the situation.

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“Other teams played more games, they are still in competitions, but they can deal with it, you can see it.

“We could deal with it as well with the right number of players, that’s how it is, but that’s all. There’s no advantage, we have to use the time.

“I would love to still be in these competitions but we are not in. I know Pep (Guardiola) said already that he prefers to be in four competitions.

“Yeah, I would prefer the same. But we are not in, so we have to make the best of the time we have now and get as many points as possible.

“You have to use the time and really be week in, week out the best shape we can be, understand the job right, understand the challenge right, and go for it. That’s our job, nothing else.”