Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool head coach, has spoken out about his side’s serious slippage against Manchester City in the EPL standings.
“We’d all agree, and I’m sure Pep would say the same thing: we wouldn’t be 16 points behind Manchester City if we had a normal season now. But we are behind. That’s the way it is. We accept that,” Klopp told at the press conference.
“This season is not about thinking about how close we can get to City. It’s about how high we can go in the table. We have enough work to do.”
“It’s never been about how we thought we could beat City or how we could be the best team in England again, whatever that means,” he explained.
He went on: “We just wanted to be the best version of ourselves. We’ve got that chance again. If it’s good enough, it’s good enough. If the other team is better, it can’t be helped, that’s the way sport works.
“We can’t do more than show the best version of our game. We will try to do that again. Of course, it takes a bit of luck to do that. A little more luck with injuries and we can get closer to them.”
Liverpool are currently sixth in the EPL standings. The team will face Everton today in the 25th round of the EPL.