Klopp Hails ‘Focused’ Liverpool After Man City Win

Guardiola is the best manager in the world - Klopp

Guardiola is the best manager in the world - Klopp

City slipped to fourth after their third defeat of the campaign, with Klopp arguing that Pep Guardiola's side were largely inferior in Sunday's encounter.

Jürgen Klopp insists Liverpool will block out all the noise surrounding the weekend's high-profile clash with Manchester City and firmly focus on doing what's necessary to secure the win.

Klopp said: "I haven't seen the penalty incident in the first half before Fabinho scored so I can't say anything about, but I've heard it was first handball by Bernando Silva, I don't know". I don't really care.

The Citizens did everything possible to get a second goal, but minutes turned to seconds and there was nothing more to let in as Liverpool were happy to defend and absolve City's onslaught.

Liverpool fans are sure to crank up the volume as they bid to win their first ever Premier League crown and end a 30-year wait for a top-flight title.

"I never felt that". You saw that in that moment they controlled the game.

"We just need to go there, play confidently, know that they are a good team, but we are also a good team and we will give it everything".

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"People will talk about it whether we win, lose or draw, it's for them to say what they want". "We'll see where we are after Christmas and the busy period coming up". "The whole world will be watching that game, I would 100 per cent, everybody I know will, so it's a massive one".

There was a glimmer of hope for Manchester City in the 78th minute when Bernard Silva beat Liverpool's goalkeeper, Alison Becker with a well-placed finish.

"It was so tough to play, the intensity of the game was so clear". Without that it would be another draw and it would be deserved.

Anfield on Sunday thinking I'm going to lose the game.

Pep Guardiola's men will need to produce something similarly spectacular to retain the title, but after quickly making up for the disappointment of the title race by wining the Champions League last season, Liverpool look destined to go one better this time round.

But Klopp focused exclusively on the important victory for his side, and was full of praise for how his players took their chances when they arrived. "That's the only way I believe we can do it, not just at Anfield but all the stadiums around the world".

"When you see the statistics, I don't believe much in these sorts of things, but 38 years for one (win), it shows how hard it is at Anfield".

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