Klopp says Premier League title talk must wait after Reds raid Palace.
The Reds closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to nine points after yet another victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp insisted “the distance is too far” between Liverpool and Manchester City to talk about the Premier League title race after a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.
Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain offered the Reds control with goals in the first half at Selhurst Park, but Odsonne Edouard’s second-half strike teed up a nervy ending on Sunday.
Fabinho sealed all three points from the penalty spot after Vicente Guita was ruled to have fouled Diogo Jota.
Though Klopp’s side owed much credit to goalkeeper Alisson for victory.
The Brazilian was required to make four saves, the joint-most of his 2021-22 campaign along with performances against Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United, as Liverpool managed a 10th straight victory over Palace in the league.
It leaves them nine points behind leaders City, while still boasting a game in hand.
And manager Klopp refused to start speculating about a potential chase for the title just yet.
Asked by the BBC about Liverpool’s title challenge, Klopp said:
“No. The distance is too far to talk about it, but we don’t have to. We just need to win football matches.
“Each Premier League game is difficult like we saw today. We made it more exciting than necessary! We will see what happens in the final few months.”
So, What’s next for the Reds?
Liverpool recorded victory without the likes of Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane.
They all are still away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Liverpool will need some reinforcement in their Attacking line-up.
Because they will be competing for 3 more trophies after reaching the final in the EFL Carabao Cup.
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