Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool are ready to fight for the Premier League title, although he has described their title rivals, Man City, as ‘the best team in the world’.
Liverpool have a chance to return to the top of the Premier League tonight when they face Southampton at St. Marys, with Man City not playing in the league this weekend due to their FA Cup involvement.
While City are the bookmakers favourites to become the first team to defend their title in a decade, Jurgen Klopp doesn’t think that Pep Guardiola’s side will win all of their remaining games, even though he thinks they are the best team on the planet and insists his side will fight for the title until the end.
“City look like the best team in the world, that’s how it is,” Klopp said in his pre-match press conference.
“Barcelona struggled a little bit [against Villarreal on Tuesday] but still did the job. Juve look pretty impressive in Italy but you don’t exactly know how it will be in the Champions League if Cristiano Ronaldo cannot do it. With City, those are the three big Champions League favourites and you think, OK, City look a bit more stable than all of them.
“But that doesn’t mean they will win all their games. I can imagine people think that but it doesn’t make it more likely.
“I don’t care, I don’t bet, I’m not interested in odds. I’m just interested in our games and we cannot do more than win our games. We will try to win them with all we have.
“We were really happy after Sunday [beating Spurs 2-1] but we knew pretty quick Southampton was the next challenge, then Porto, then Chelsea, then Porto again. There is a lot to come and the only thing I can say is that we try everything to be really ready for that fight.”