Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp believes EPL title race still not over | Soccer News

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Liverpool may be three points behind league leaders Manchester City in the Premier League with three games to play, but manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday he does not believe the title race is over and dusted off.
A 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend set Liverpool back after City beat Newcastle United and Klopp was asked if he would have told his players the title race was over.
“I’m not sure I said that because I think it’s obvious. It’s clear it’s not over no matter what happened,” Klopp told reporters before the game. Tuesday’s championship at Aston Villa.
“We have three games to play and my concern is how we can win our three games and I have no say in how City can win theirs. is what we do.
“As human beings, it’s really cool that we can decide for ourselves how we see it. There are facts but we’re allowed to ignore them. I try to help boys see ( the situation) like me.”
City boss Pep Guardiola had said ‘everyone in the country’ was supporting Liverpool in the title race, but Klopp laughed it off as the manager said things in the heat of the moment.
“I live in Liverpool. A lot of people here want us to win the league, that’s for sure. But even here it’s probably only 50 per cent,” Klopp said.
“As a manager I had this experience recently, obviously we are influenced by the game, the situation.
“I said things, but would I say it again? No. I said Tottenham are playing the way they are playing but they are still only fifth. It was good at the moment, but it is probably wrong.”
Klopp confirmed that Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino was getting “closer and closer” to a return from a foot injury, adding that it was difficult to choose a team at the end of a grueling season.
“But sometimes the medical service makes it easier. We’ll see,” Klopp said. “Bobby Firmino has been training so it’s a decision for tomorrow.”



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