Klopp laughs off daft title talk

Date published: Saturday 31st October 2015 7:19

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp quite rightly gave short shrift to a journalist asking about the title.

The Reds beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge but are still eight points behind leader Manchester City and four points behind fourth-place Manchester United.

“Oh, please,” he said when asked the preposterous question.

“I was hoping that I don’t understand the question. I’ve been here for three weeks and everybody should win the league! And only one can win the league. And all the others have pressure all year and then only one team will win the league. Do you think only because of one win against Chelsea, you should ask me this?

“We have many injuries, we have to play on Thursday, we have to play on Sunday, we have to go on…we won the first game away after how long? A long time. I was not here, I was on holiday when Liverpool won the last game away so that’s it, that’s the situation.

“I don’t want to be unfriendly with you but of course we don’t think about this. We think about the next game, improving our game and our style.

“We can do much better than today, much, much better (as we said in our 16 Conclusions). We have to do better but today we played our game, good win – let’s go home.”

Before going home, Klopp was asked how Liverpool turned around a one-goal deficit.

“We did not have the best start in this game, that’s the truth. Within a few minutes Chelsea made their goal but we stayed in the game, we had our moments. Our build-up with quick, short passes, that’s what we want to do, it was good,” he said.

“They tried to make high pressure but we could play in the spaces between so we could change the situation a litte bit, [which] I think in the first half we deserved. Of course it’s dangerous because of the quality of Chelsea on the counter.

“After half-time we managed to protect our situation better but we made a goal. We were always in more of the game and then we made our goals in two perfect moments for us. We worked hard but it’s normal if you want to win at Chelsea. We had to work hard; that’s what we did.”

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