Jurgen Klopp sheds light on Liverpool's Premier League title chances

Liverpool beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 on Sunday

By Web Desk
April 01, 2024
Jurgen Klopp. - LFC

Liverpool are cautiously optimistic about their title chances as the Premier League enters decisive phase, according to manager Juergen Klopp.

The Reds came from a goal down to overpower Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 and top the Premier League table on Sunday.

Brighton went ahead after just 84 seconds through Danny Welbeck but Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah ensured that Liverpool bagged all three points.

"When I talk about being nervous as a whole unit, we were more nervous years ago," the German told reporters on Sunday.

"That's long ago but it is something we had to develop together ... If we all together enjoy this, then we have a chance. If we don't, we still have a chance, it's just really more difficult and that's why we try to stay positive in all these moments."

Liverpool, who will lock horns with bottom side Sheffield United on Thursday, are on top of the table with 67 points, two points ahead of Arsenal and three ahead of defending champions Manchester City.

"We are there with two other teams fighting for the biggest prize in English football and we will see how it will end up," said Klopp, who will exit the club at the end of the season.

"But I decided I will try hard to enjoy it."

Replying to a question on whether Salah is back in top form in terms of sharpness after his injury, Klopp said: “Yes, playing-wise, absolutely. Imagine if Mo would have finished off all the situations in his career, that would have been crazy numbers, so it is absolutely fine.

“Mo as well, like others, was a bit in a rush in the finishing situations in the first half, the finishes were not like they can do it. But then being that calm in the decisive moment when you have to finish the biggest chance we had, it was the best football situation we played, that then makes a real goalscorer so I am absolutely happy with everything. He could play 90-something [minutes] and now we just have to keep going.”