Jurgen Klopp relaxed about Liverpool FC title challenge

Arnold Nichols
February 2, 2019

Liverpool are set to avoid punishment for their ground staff selectively clearing snow off the Anfield pitch during Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Leicester City, sources have told ESPN FC.

Injury-hit Tottenham might be back in title contention after scoring twice from the 80th minute to rally to a 2-1 home win over Watford and move seven points behind Liverpool.

The Anfield crowd, which started the night in a celebratory mood following City's defeat and Sadio Mane's early goal, quickly grew agitated by the Reds' disjointed display as Leicester equalised through Harry Maguire and created the better chances throughout the second half.

"You saw that the ball didn't roll really", Klopp said.

"In the end it's all about showing on the pitch and we're not going to be affected by that".

"It was clear that our groundstaff tried to clear it but they didn't have enough manpower".

Klopp also delivered a rallying cry to his Premier League title-chasing team.

Jurgen Klopp has had his say on Kyle Walker's tweet mocking Liverpool following their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

"I hear people say it's unsporting, but it's an advantage, if their box is clear then it's better to defend. I never celebrate another teams dropping points or losing a game, that's not allowed", he said.

Now they have a legitimate chance to put an end to that streak this season, but Neville insists to do so they will need to handle the intense pressure of being involved in title race.

"We have a point more than before". We have a point more than before - it is not exactly what we wanted to have, but still everything is fine. Yet, they've let backup right-back Nathaniel Clyne go on loan which seems utterly bizzare at the moment, since the Reds have been worn so thin in that position that the likes of James Milner and Fabinho have been forced to play there in recent matches.

"City will just pass it around and play the same way they always do, so the extra games won't affect their philosophy. The motivation is to win games ... won't be about one tweet or another".

The Reds return to Premier League action with a hard trip to West Ham United on Monday night.

Asked if what the full-back did might gee up Liverpool, the City manager added: "I don't think so".

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