Jurgen Klopp is aware of that with no little assist or divine intervention, Liverpool’s unbelievable Premier League marketing campaign will go unrewarded.
Manchester City’s 2-Zero win at neighbours United on Wednesday evening – their 11th win on the spin – noticed them leapfrog the Reds to take a valuable one-point lead into the ultimate three video games.
Many seen it as the most important banana pores and skin left for Metropolis however Klopp is of a distinct thoughts. He is aware of the difficulties of a visit to Burnley, which is precisely what Pep Guardiola’s aspect face on Sunday.
If, as anticipated, Liverpool decide up the three factors in opposition to relegated Huddersfield at Anfield tonight, the situation will revert to what it has been in the previous few weeks.
They are going to be two factors clear however having performed a sport greater than Metropolis, which means nothing lower than a victory would see Metropolis reassume their place on the high.
However the German is aware of there are extra welcoming venues than Turf Moor to face Sean Dyche’s uncompromising outfit, who like nothing greater than claiming the scalp of one of many Premier League’s huge boys.
“Enjoying first provides us the prospect to alter the lead once more and hopefully that may occur,” says Klopp.
“Is Burnley a spot that I’d like to have now on the schedule for us? No, truthfully not. It’s not a spot the place you suppose, ‘Oh good, we’re going to Burnley. Straightforward factors.’
“It’s a powerful place to go and they’re in a great momentum. They’ve a powerful sport and they’re used to that model of play. They have 40 factors now and that’s good.
“The United sport was not the final likelihood (for Metropolis to drop factors) earlier than the sport. Why ought to or not it’s the final likelihood after the sport? If anyone thought that United, on this second, are able to hurting Metropolis, Metropolis are simply too good for that.
“There may be all the time hope till the final whistle of the final sport. In the event you nonetheless consider, then welcome to my membership. I’m fully positive.
“I simply wish to play these three video games and see what we get from them. I’d like to have 97 factors. If we’ve got them then we performed an impressive season and whoever needs to say what about us, I couldn’t care much less.”
Liverpool’s great marketing campaign has been mirrored within the PFA Workforce of the Yr during which they’ve 4 gamers – general winner Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane.
Klopp thinks it may have been extra and though he’s biased, he thinks everybody in his workforce was deserving of a spot.
“It’s straightforward,” he states. “I watch them more often than not and I actually suppose what the boys did this 12 months was unbelievable.
“It’s pushing ourselves to the subsequent degree, adapting to the totally different conditions, studying from the errors we made final 12 months and this 12 months.
“The boys deserved every of the 88 factors that they had up to now and now we’ve got to ensure we deserve the opposite 9 as nicely. Will probably be tough and others won’t agree, however my workforce is the workforce of the 12 months.”