Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, believes his team can beat Manchester City to the Premier League title and keep their historic quadruple aspirations alive.
With a 5-0 hammering of Newcastle on Sunday, City stretched their advantage at the top of the league to three points and improved their goal difference to four greater than Liverpool’s.
The Reds had been held to a 1-1 draw at home by Tottenham the day before.
Jurgen Klopp, on the other hand, dismissed suggestions that he should now concentrate on conserving his players’ energy for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday and the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 28.
“Why should we stop believing until it’s no longer reachable?” That’s what we do,” Klopp remarked ahead of Tuesday’s match against Aston Villa in his pre-match press conference.
“Whatever happened, it’s evident that it’s not over since we both have three games still to play.” And my main concern is: how will we win our games?
“In a perfect world, you win every game and are always in a good mood.” We often have to respond to setbacks, and that is exactly what we must do.”
Pep Guardiola, City’s manager, stated that the whole of England is behind Liverpool’s title campaign.
“Everyone in this nation supports Liverpool, the media, and everyone,” Guardiola stated shortly after the win against Newcastle.
Klopp, on the other hand, does not have that sensation because of the harsh environment his team faces on the road.
“I have no idea if the entire country is behind us,” Klopp remarked. “It’s not the same emotion I get when we travel to other areas and play there; in fact, it’s the polar opposite, but maybe he knows more than I do.”
The manager of Liverpool’s next opponent will almost certainly be a fan.
Although he never won a league title as Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard is regarded as one of the club’s finest ever players and has been mentioned as a possible successor to Klopp.
With a 3-1 win over Burnley over the weekend, Villa guaranteed their safety, but Gerrard insisted he has no conflict of interest when facing his former club.
“When I represent Aston Villa, my job is to win games for the club. That will always be the case.” “I’m determined to win, and tomorrow will be no different,” Gerrard said.
When Liverpool last visited Villa Park in October 2020, they were hammered 7-2.
However, Gerrard believes he is facing the best squad in the world right now.
“Liverpool is a world-class organization. He went on to say, “Probably the finest team in the world right now.”
“We recognize the magnitude of the task, but it’s exciting, and I’m looking forward to it.” It all comes down to big football games.”