Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is currently table topper in the Premier League but the Reds boss doesn’t see any reason to believe that the defending champions Manchester City are slowing down.
“Being completely neutral about it, I look at it and say, ‘Yes, the team to beat are obviously City,'” Klopp said. “I don’t think that way about us, to be honest with you, because I see us every day, every week, and I know we have to work on that. I have to respect that City are really, really, really good,” Klopp said. “I can’t say that City are lucky here and lucky there. They aren’t.
Liverpool became the only unbeaten team in the Premier League after Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea upstaged Manchester City on 8 December.
“Every match day they are spot on. They were last year when they got 100 points and they stay in that mode,” Klopp said, before adding, “I have to say it, there’s no sign of weakness. In the first 15 minutes against Everton maybe, but that was 12.30pm after a Champions League game so it was an extended warm-up and there were balls flying around and missed passes. But after that they took charge of the game and won it comfortably. Thank you very much. Next one.”
Klopp also heaped praises on Pep Guardiola’s boys saying, “They are the current champions and they still play like champions. The desire I see at City after being such clear champions last year, I think that’s special. We are all the challengers. That’s why we should concentrate on every game and not take any result for granted.”
“We are all judged on that because they are the champions, they can do it, so it should be possible for us as well.”
Liverpool will next take on Wolves on Friday, while Manchester City will face Crystal Palace on Saturday.