12 Feb, 10:30
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has cautioned perennial rivals Manchester United against letting their foot off the gas in the race for the top four.
Speaking at a press conference following their impressive 2-0 win over Southampton, the tactician said, “I didn’t know United had lost before the game but we know we’re not far away. We play against them one more time this season at least, so that’s good. For us, 54 points is important.”
The German continued, “What the other teams have we have no influence on. We just need to make sure we keep on winning to keep up the pressure.”
Down to the wire
Klopp, however, acknowledged that the race is far from over by adding, “We want to finish the season top four. The only thing we can do is win our games. But it will stay tight until the end. The quality of the teams is so big.”
Liverpool now sit third on the Premier League table, two points behind second placed United, who were handed a disheartening 1-0 defeat by up-and-comers Newcastle.
A sections of legends have however talked down the Reds’ chances of finishing in the top four on account of their lackluster defense, which survived their latest challenge but has constantly proven to be wanting against better equipped opponents.