Klopp on Liverpool title chances – I dont think we can close that gap
Jurgen Klopp conceded that Liverpools Premier League title hopes are all but over after a self-inflicted 3-1 loss at Leicester City on Saturday.
Klopp on Liverpool title chances – ‘I don’t think we can close that gap’
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Jurgen Klopp conceded that ‘s Premier League title hopes are all but gone after a self-inflicted 3-1 loss at on Saturday.
Now with just two wins from 10 league games, the champions capitulated in the final 12 minutes at King Power Stadium, giving away three quickfire goals and falling to a third successive league defeat.
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It is the first time they have gone on such a run in the league since 2014, when coached by Brendan Rodgers. They had not even lost back-to-back league games under Klopp until last Sunday’s to .
Liverpool are now 13 points off the top, having played one game more than leaders City, and the German believes the gap is now insurmountable.
Asked if he is conceding the title this season, Klopp said: “Yes. I can’t believe, but yes.”
“I don’t think we can close that gap this year. We have to win football games. Today was really good in parts. We have to avoid mistakes and misunderstanding.
“We have to make steps, to perform again and results are related to that. We are good enough to win it [the title], for long periods, but not until the end.”
Defensive frailties were their undoing again. Much has been made of Liverpool’s injury problems at the back, but in the space of a week, first-choice goalkeeper , normally so dependable, has become erroneous in the extreme.
It was two woeful Alisson passes that cost Liverpool last weekend. This time, three minutes after Leicester had cancelled out Salah’s opening goal, the international’s decision to come way out of his goal led to turning the match on its head.
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