Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp insists the Premier League desk counts for nothing when his aspect head into battle towards title rivals Manchester Metropolis on Thursday.
A 5-1 win over Arsenal prolonged their lead on the prime to 9 factors from Tottenham, though third-placed Metropolis have an opportunity to cut back that to seven in the event that they win at Southampton on Sunday.
The numbers imply little to Klopp, nevertheless, who’s specializing in the sport which lies forward on the Etihad Stadium.
“What do you suppose? After we went to Metropolis final 12 months, do you suppose I had the desk within the dressing room and stated, ‘We’re fourth, they’re first?”‘ he stated.
“It is simply not necessary. We wished to win the sport, which we clearly did not do (they misplaced 5-Zero after Sadio Mane was despatched off within the first half), however we wished to win it that day and I believe everybody who remembers it noticed that.
“The one factor that has modified is that you simply all ask about it, that is all. It is not an issue, you possibly can ask what you need.
“We go to Metropolis not with whatever-point distance, we solely go there to attempt to play the perfect soccer sport we are able to play: 100 per cent.”
Victory over Arsenal, achieved because of a primary Liverpool hat-trick from Roberto Firmino and targets from Mohamed Salah and Mane after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had given the guests an early lead made it 9 successive league wins.