Jurgen Klopp explains how Liverpool became title contenders

Liverpool are better

Jurgen Klopp has noted Liverpool are now serious title contenders.

The Reds boss has led his side to the summit of the Premier League table.

Now, he’s spoken about the difference between this season and last.

Liverpool did well last season, made the top four and even reached the Champions League final.

 

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However, Klopp thinks that the Bournemouth game was a key moment – both this time and last season.

He noted the goals his side shipped last term when they were playing well had a key impact.

Their defence has received a huge amount of praise this season, and Klopp agrees.

The Mirror report he said: “Last year we were really flying and everything was brilliant, until we were not flying.

“The difference between flying and not flying was quick last year.

“It was something we wanted to work on. It’s worked out. That’s good. A few new players have come in and other players are more mature.

“This squad is still not too experienced, that’s how it is. But we still have to improve, that’s clear.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: David Luiz of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal with Ross Barkley during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on December 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Man City vs Liverpool

Chelsea may not win the title this season, but they’ll play a huge role in where it ends up.

The Blues have taken a point from Liverpool – and beaten Manchester City.

It changed the shape of the table.

Chelsea have their own ambitions, and know wins and the top four are key.

However, Man City and Liverpool have far loftier aims and are both title favourites.

It could have been a week where Liverpool suffered a draw in the derby and then lost to Burnley.

However, they managed to win both games – and then battered Bournemouth to see Man City then drop points.

Playing first was key for Liverpool this weekend, and the pressure they then put on City was evident.

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