Jurgen Klopp believes overcoming Manchester City is 'not likely but possible'

City, who play Aston Villa on Sunday, are one point ahead of Liverpool, who will face Wolves

By Web Desk
May 18, 2022
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KARACHI: After his side's 2-1 win against Southampton, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said overcoming Manchester City is "not likely but possible." The Premier League title battle is now down to the last day.

City, who play Aston Villa on Sunday, are one point ahead of Liverpool, who play Wolves.

Liverpool were 14 points behind City on January 15 but have won 15 and drawn two of their subsequent 17 league games.

"We never gave up, and we'll give it a try," said Klopp, according to BBC Sports.

"It's our home game, the last home game of the season. The atmosphere will be outstanding. We'll try to use it. We have to do our job. Football is a tricky game sometimes. We'll see, but you have to focus on yourselves."

On Thursday, City's opponents, Villa, who are managed by Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard, take on relegation-threatened Burnley. Wolves will have rested for a week.

"Of course, it is unlikely because City plays at home against Aston Villa, who play only on Thursday. It will be tough against Burnley, they fight for survival," said Klopp.

"But it is football. I think the time when City became champion [in 2019] it was because of 11 millimetres. If someone wants us to be champion then we have to win first, and Aston Villa needs to get a point at City.

"We have to first win our game. It is not like we are talking about Wolves like they are not there.

"If I was in the other situation, then I don't feel like I am champion already. From my point of view, in second, you are thinking that of course City will win that game. But it is football," the German coach explained.