Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp also sees Chelsea and Arsenal are still candidates for the English title. The London teams have both already a big backlog on the leader in the Premier League.
“There are still a lot of teams in the race for the title”, says Klopp on Monday at the press conference in the run-up to the thuisduel of Liverpool with Newcastle United on boxing Day. “No team can be smoothed.”
Liverpool going after eighteen races-to-head in the Premier League and has a lead of four points on the number two to Manchester City. Tottenham Hotspur, on Sunday, with 2-6 uithaalde against Everton, six points behind third.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino of the ‘Spurs’ gave after the spectacular victory at Everton that he Liverpool and City as the “big favourites” for the championship, but Klopp also calculates Tottenham to the contenders.
“I have the match against Everton, which is certainly not bad played, seen and touched almost every ball well. It was very impressive what Tottenham showed,” said the German. “I have them always as one of the candidates seen. The same goes for Chelsea and Arsenal.”
Chelsea and Arsenal are, respectively, fourth and fifth. The ‘Blues’ and the ‘Gunners’ have both eleven points behind Liverpool.
Liverpool only transfer market with the departure of players
Klopp also had to know that Liverpool in January only on the transfer market influences if there are any players to leave out of his selection. He is satisfied with the current group and is not looking for reinforcements.
“I’m happy with the players that I have gotten and which I now do,” he says. “But I keep the door open anyway, because if something happens within our selection, we will have to respond.”
The match between the yet undefeated Liverpool and Newcastle United starts on Boxing Day at 16.00 hrs at Anfield.
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