Klopp: Recent results count for nothing to Liverpool

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux on January 7, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is remaining focused on the future rather than worrying over their back-to-back defeats

The Reds’ unbeaten start to the Premier League came to an end last week following their 2-1 defeat to title rivals Manchester City.

Liverpool’s woes then continued with a surprise loss to Wolves in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday.

But, for Klopp, the past counts for nothing and his sole concern now is winning at Brighton this Saturday to maintain their four-point lead in the standings.

“Statistics from the past have no relevance in the present,” said Klopp, according to FourFourTwo.

“It’s always different – that’s what we’ve said. We don’t think about the season before or 20 years ago.

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“Our season so far is really good and now we have to carry on. It’s not important what has happened so far – it’s only a basis. We have to use it. That’s what we try to do.

“Two weeks ago, everyone was so excited about the distance between [Liverpool and City] and stuff like that.

“Now we’ve had two games which we’ve lost. It’s not nice, but it’s not a real problem. These games are gone as well. We have to prepare for Brighton and go there and try to do our best again.

“We only talk here [with the media] about the distance and the points and stuff. We never do that during the week, because it’s just not relevant. We have to train as well as possible and prepare the next game.”

The Brighton and Liverpool game will begin at 16:00 (CET).