Jurgen Klopp Claims Liverpool Hold No Advantage in Title Race Despite Lack of European Football

Published on: 30 October 2016

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed claims that his side hold an advantage in the Premier League title race because of their lack of involvement in European football this season, according to theMirror.

The Reds sit joint top of the table after 10 games - level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal - following a 4-2 weekend win at Crystal Palace. City play Barcelona in the Champions League this week, while Arsenal face a trip to Bulgaria to play Ludogorets, but Klopp doesn't believe Liverpool's extra opportunity to rest will make a difference.

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He said:Everyone talks about this but I think 80 to 90 per cent of the time in Europe, the teams becoming champions are in the Champions League.

That's how it is. Why? Because they have quality, they can rotate, they can rest ­whenever. It's not too cool when you are not successful.Sometimes it's an ­advantage, but in the end, why does a team win the league with all these intense games in midweek?

"Maybe they find an answer.�

Klopp went on to insist - despite the fact Liverpool scored four goals at Selhurst Park - that his job is to only make the team win, not entertain:We don't do it because we want to show something, we do it because it helps us, because the best kind of defending is keeping the ball.

It's quite logical. When you have these boys it makes sense. People spoke about us a lot last year as being a counter-attacking team.

The boys are really skilled, so we need to play football, we can't just shoot and run.I have no idea what to do to win the Premier League. I'm pretty sure it was never decided at the end of October. We feel good in the moment, that's all.

We've got one week to Watford, we try to do our best.�

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