Jurgen Klopp: ‘completely fine’ chasing Man City for title


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he was “completely fine with chasing” Manchester City after his side drew at Everton and missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier League.

The goalless draw means that for the first time since 7 December the Reds are behind their title rivals having played the same number of matches.

But Klopp said: “Who wants to be top of the table at the beginning of March?

“It is nice but there are lots of games to play.”

The Reds are one point behind champions City who won 1-0 at Bournemouth on Saturday to go above them with nine matches left.

“I’m completely fine with chasing,” Klopp said. “I watched Match of the Day last night and saw the celebrations of Manchester City – they had 900 chances and scored one goal, a shot with the wrong foot.

“You have to be ready for these chances.”

Klopp also said the effects of Storm Freya, which brought strong winds across the UK on Sunday, played a part in his side’s lack of cutting edge.

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