‘We’re just trying to win’ – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp discusses Manchester City and Premier League title race after Leicester City win

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Manchester City’s 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League table following their 2-0 win over Brentford on Wednesday night was reduced to nine points when Liverpool comfortably beat Leicester City on Thursday.

If the Reds were to win their game in hand, they would have the option of reducing the cap to six more points adrift of the Sky Blues, which would further encourage Jurgen Klopp’s men as they try to hunt down the league leaders .

Asked if his side pose a real challenge to Manchester City in the title race after picking up another three points on Thursday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp offered an interesting answer.

I don’t think they (Manchester City) smell our breath yet, but we’re just trying to win football games,said Klopp after Diogo Jota’s brace helped his side beat Leicester at Anfield, quoted by Emma Sanders of the BBC.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has doubled down on his stance that the title race is far from over at this stage after his side’s 2-0 win over Leicester, with Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne doing the damage against the Foxes at the Etihad Stadium.

The Catalan has publicly maintained the position that the Premier League title race remains wide open, with Liverpool and Chelsea ready to push his side all the way.

While this might seem like a typical case of managerial mind games, it’s clear enough from the way the Spaniard operates to realize that he’ll make sure there’s no room for the complacency within the Manchester City camp until the mission is accomplished.

Ultimately Guardiola’s side won titles after chasing major deficits with brilliant winning runs and the same can be expected from top quality competitors such as Liverpool who have bolstered by the January addition of Porto’s Luis Diaz. .

While Jurgen Klopp may assume Manchester City don’t see them climbing up the table, Pep Guardiola will be looking over his shoulder as he rallies his troops to retain their Premier League crown in May.


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