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Jurgen Klopp has laughed off Pep Guardiola’s comments that the whole country is supporting Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
Manchester City are now four points clear at the top of the Premier League after they beat Newcastle 5-0 a day after Liverpool dropped points against Tottenham.
Speaking after his side’s 5-0 win against the Magpies, Guardiola bizarrely claimed that “everyone in this country supports Liverpool”.
The Reds are looking to put the pressure back on City when they travel to Aston Villa on Tuesday and Klopp was asked about Guardiola’s comments in his pre-match press conference.
“(Laughs) Here a lot of people want us to win the league but even here it is only 50 per cent,” Klopp said (via the Liverpool Echo). “As managers, after a game we’re obviously massively influenced by games/situations. What I said after Spurs… I wouldn’t. [That was] Just my feeling at the moment
“I don’t know how Pep after getting knocked out of Champions League and of course Liverpool made it to the final, we played Villarreal, they played Real Madrid. I have no idea if the whole country is supporting us. Maybe he knows more than me.
“What I said after the Spurs game – I wouldn’t [say it now]. That was just my feeling at the moment. After City were knocked out by Madrid, that was obviously difficult to take.”
On the title race, Klopp added: “It’s easy to describe our situation. We drew, they won, the goal difference too. We can decide for ourselves how we see it. There are some facts but I try to help the boys see it like me.
“Having another game is cool but it’s not that we have to overcome something. When I said about it being a funeral, I meant the press conference, not the players. A draw was a normal result, especially against Spurs. We played a good game versus a well-organised team.
“The perfect situation would be 9 clear 30+ goals but it’s not possible, so let’s go from here. Whatever happens tomorrow night, if we win, it helps. If not, we train for the (FA) Cup final. Ideal world, we win them all. We have to respond. Only chance to win is to win all the games.
“If we win tomorrow it will be helpful, if we don’t, we have four days to prepare for the final. In an ideal world, we win them all. We have to respond. Our only chance to win things is to win all our football games.”
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