Jurgen Klopp has quite literally laughed off suggestions that Liverpool’s Premier League title win is an ‘inevitability’ after the club extended their advantage at the top with a 2-1 victory at Wolves.
Roberto Firmino scored a late winner as the Reds moved 16-points clear at the top of the division, the Brazilian sealing three points after Raul Jimenez had cancelled out Jordan Henderson’s opener at Molineux.
The victory extended Liverpool‘s unbeaten run in the league to 40 games, with the club rapidly closing in on an elusive league title following their record-breaking start to the campaign.
Despite his side’s significant advantage and some dubbing his side ‘The Inevitables’, Klopp refused to be carried away by suggestions the title race is done and dusted, laughing off questions from the media asking if there was an ‘inevitability’ about the clubs title chase.
“In four-and-a-half years in this country, I have never heard that word before and I have no clue what you are talking about,” Klopp said. “What is ‘inwettable’?“
After the journalist had clarified the meaning of the word, Klopp laughed before saying: “As I’ve said before, we couldn’t care less about these kind of things. We’ve not even mathematically qualified for the Champions League next year, so the only thing we can do is focus on the next game and that’s how it is.”
"I think at this moment we are not even mathematically qualified for the Champions League for next year."
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 24, 2020
Liverpool return to cup competition this weekend when they travel to face Shrewsbury in the FA Cup fourth round.
The Merseyside club are likely to make several changes for the trip to the League One side, with Joel Matip and Fabinho in contention for their first starts since returning from injury and January signing Takumi Minamino hopeful of being handed an opportunity to impress after his substitute appearance in midweek.