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Klopp tips top-six rivals to ‘strike back’ next season

Jurgen Klopp has tipped the other members of the top-six to close the gap to Man City and Liverpool next season.

The most relentless of Premier League title races will finally be completed on Sunday, with the two North West clubs having matched each other stride for stride over the last few months.

However, beyond that, the race to finish in the top four has been the complete opposite, with Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United dropping points on a weekly basis, with Maurizio Sarri’s third-placed side currently a whopping 23 points behind Liverpool.

With attentions already beginning to turn to next season, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has predicted that the other members of the top six will ‘strike back’, adding that the only real difference between the pacesetters and the rest is ‘consistency’.

“What can we say about City? They will probably not be worse next year, that’s clear, and we will not be worse but the others will all strike back,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“The main difference between us, City and the other four teams was not the quality really, it’s the consistency.

“Consistency is something you can work on and the quality will increase at the other clubs, that is how it is.

“We have to really make sure that we stay on track and do the right things again and again, and we will have very positive future.”

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