Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Jurgen Klopp sets target for Liverpool as title pursuit hots up

Jurgen Klopp sets target for Liverpool as title pursuit hots up

Liverpool can not do much more than they're now doing to put the pressure on Manchester City in this exceptionally hotly-contested fight for the Premier League title.

Shay Given has become an internet session after he was seen scoffing down a mid match meal whilst on television duty as Mo Salah smashed in Liverpool's second goal against Chelsea on Sunday.

"We stayed in the match where three months ago we wouldn't have been able to do that".

Manager Klopp said: "We controlled and dominated the game for 80 minutes, which is the best you can say about a game against Chelsea". I don't want to minimise that but I (also) loved the first goal - good team play, good cross, good header.

"We played a good match against wonderful opponents", he told Sky Sports.

"At this point, we can finally close the slipping book - Robbo slipped and nothing happened, so it's not a Liverpool thing", Klopp said.

Liverpool sit two points clear at the top of the Premier League from Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola's men can return to the summit by winning their game in hand.

"The biggest challenge for us is always facing the world outside - you [journalists] and other people - because we don't think like that", he added.

"In those 10 minutes they could have changed the game completely - a post and two saves from Ali (Alisson Becker) - but then we controlled the game again". Then you lose your focus in that moment.

After the loss, Chelsea are now fourth on the table with 66 points from 34 games and they have now played one game more than their top-four rivals. 97 (possible). Let's try. "If that's enough, perfect, and if not, we can not change it".

After Liverpool went 2-0 up Maurizio Sarri made a decision to change tactics and put Gonzalo Higuain up front and moved Eden Hazard back on to the wing.

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