Saturday was a major turning point in the current Premier League season as Leicester City beat Liverpool 3-1 and then Man City went on to win 3-0 against Spurs.
These two results mean Man City are now 13 points ahead of defending champions Liverpool on the table and speaking after his side’s loss at the King Power Stadium, Jurgen Klopp more or less admitted that there will a new Premier League champion in the coming months. And the only this his side can do now is to win football matches.
The manager said after the match, as per Liverpool.com: “I don’t think we can close that gap this year, to be honest. We have to win football games and big parts of our football was today again really, really good.
“We have to do it consistently. We have to avoid mistakes, we have to avoid misunderstandings. We cannot avoid mistakes of VAR or stuff like this, but all the rest that is in our hands we have to avoid.
“Today, in two situations we didn’t do that and that’s why they could score two goals. The rest of the football game is really good. Yes, if you win football games maybe you could score today more goals, but that’s the steps you have to make.
“First, you have to perform again; the result is always massively related to the performance. And we were today good enough to win the game for a long, long period in the game, but not until the end because of a couple of things.
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“The misunderstanding we had – before the game, we all knew Ozan is a really good player. And after the game we know that as well. But what we knew before the game, he is not really used to all the things we usually do.
“When you play with Ali then you know he is quite offensive-minded and comes out of his goal. In this situation it was a misunderstanding, that can happen when you are new together. Usually these things happen in pre-season, we don’t have that.
“So that’s why it happened. That was the second goal. The first goal is a strange situation which I think should have been, how I said, offside. We are not worrying or whatever about the title, we are not silly. We have on Tuesday a tough game and then on Saturday again, a derby, so these are the things we are thinking about. We want to have still a good season in the end, we have to win.”
Man City are now sitting pretty on the top of the table and there’s no way Liverpool are going to claw down that massive points gap in the next few months.
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Teams like Manchester United and Leicester City are now the teams who are more likely to challenge Pep Guardiola’s side and prevent them from lifting the trophy in May.
And as far as Liverpool are concerned, they might fall out of the top-four if Chelsea beat Newcastle United on Monday so now Jurgen Klopp will have to ensure that his side do not miss out on Champions League football during the 2021-22 season.