Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes brutal admission after watching Arsenal vs Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made a brutal admission about Chelsea's performance against Arsenal, with the German left unimpressed after the Blues failed to disrupt the Gunners' title charge at the Emirates. The Reds boss, who is nearing the end of his tenure at Anfield, was candid in his remarks about Chelsea's heavy defeat in the London derby, their worst since the 1980s.

Klopp, looking ahead to Wednesday's Merseyside derby, emphasised the importance of Liverpool maintaining pressure on all fronts. He said that he tuned into Chelsea's clash with Arsenal for just five minutes and that was enough.

"We have to keep being a pain for everybody," said Klopp. "It is difficult to ignore the Arsenal game from last night. We were aware of it as well. I watched five minutes and thought that was enough.

"That is the situation and we have to win all of our games. The situation we are in is a good situation but it is one where it is not in our hands, but we can keep it as close to our hands as possible by winning our own football games."

Arsenal's victory not only propelled them back to the summit of the league but also bolstered their goal difference, a crucial factor as Liverpool hopes to clinch another Premier League trophy under Klopp's guidance. However, this ambition hinges on Arsenal dropping points in the remaining fixtures of the season.

If not, it will mean Klopp's final season in charge of the Reds will end with just one trophy to show for their efforts. The ex-Borussia Dortmund chief will depart following Liverpool's final game of the Premier League season, with current Feyenoord boss Arne Slot tipped to take over, reports the Express.

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However, former Liverpool defender-turn Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool's pursuit of Slot highlights the lack of top-quality managers on the market. He said: "From Feyenoord to Liverpool is a huge jump and I think it shows at this moment that there's probably a dearth of real top managers out there, when you look at who Liverpool are going for.

"Initially it was Xabi Alonso - it's only his first full season as a manager - then there was talk of Ruben Amorim from Sporting, who's only 39. Now Arne Slot is the favourite."