Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted that their focus is on winning games and not Manchester City after they cut the lead at the top of the table to three points. The Merseyside club took full advantage of their game against Leeds by putting six past them and surpassing their goal difference tally. They are set to face Chelsea in the final of the Carabao Cup on the weekend.
“We don’t chase City, we try to win our football games,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said. “Obviously we have our cup final at the weekend, City plays before and they might win, so it [the lead] could be six points again before we next play. I’m not sure whether we play before or after them in the game after, so it might be nine points all of a sudden. We don’t have to count these kinds of things, we just have to win our football games.”
“As much as I love the goals we scored tonight, I loved the clean sheet, because everything we do is based on a top, organized defensive performance,” he added. “Without that, we are just a good football team. With it, we can be a successful football team. I liked the determination we showed tonight for defending, the commitment from the boys. This is an interesting period of the season, definitely. We’ve got the final, then the FA Cup, and then West Ham, we already lost against them this season so no one should count the points before we play them.”