Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp mentioned he maintains perception that the Reds can beat Manchester City to the Premier League title and maintain their hopes of a historic quadruple alive.
City prolonged their lead on the high of the desk to a few factors and likewise boosted their objective distinction to 4 higher than Liverpool’s with a 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle on Sunday.
The Reds stumbled a day earlier after they have been held 1-1 at residence by Tottenham.
However, Klopp shrugged off strategies that he ought to now deal with saving his gamers’ energies for going through Chelsea within the FA Cup closing on Saturday and the Champions League closing towards Real Madrid on May 28.
“Until it’s not reachable anymore, why should we stop believing? That’s what we do,” mentioned Klopp at his pre-match press convention forward of Tuesday’s journey to Aston Villa.
“It is obvious that it isn’t over, no matter occurred, as a result of we each have three video games to play. And my concern is definitely: how can we win our video games?
“In an ideal world you win all the games and you are always in a great mood. A lot of times we have to respond on setbacks and that’s what we have to do.”
City boss Pep Guardiola claimed he felt the entire of England is behind Liverpool’s title bid.
Speaking shortly after the win over Newcastle, Guardiola mentioned: “Everyone in this country supports Liverpool, the media and everyone.”
However, Klopp mentioned he doesn’t get that feeling with the hostile surroundings his facet face on the street.
“I have no idea if the whole country is supporting us,” added Klopp. “It is not the feeling I get when we go to other places and play there, it is actually the opposite, but maybe he knows more about that than me.”
Liverpool are positive to have a fan within the supervisor of their subsequent opposition.
Steven Gerrard by no means lifted a league title as captain at Anfield, however is revered as one of many membership’s best ever gamers and been tipped as a possible successor to Klopp.
Villa secured security with a 3-1 win at Burnley on the weekend, however Gerrard mentioned he has no divided loyalties when going through his outdated membership.
“My job is to win games for Aston Villa, that will always be the case when I’m representing the club. I want to win, fiercely, and that is no different tomorrow,” mentioned Gerrard.
Liverpool have been thrashed 7-2 on their final go to to Villa Park in October 2020.
But Gerrard believes he’s developing towards the most effective group in world soccer proper now.
“Liverpool are a world-class team. Arguably, the best team in the world right now,” he added.
“We’re well aware of the size of the challenge, but it’s exciting and I’m looking forward to it. Big games of football are what it’s all about.”