Liverpool-Man City gap would be closer in normal season, claims Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that in a “normal season.” the distance between his side and Manchester City’s runaway leaders in the Premier League title race will be closer.
The reigning champions are 16 points behind Pep Guardiola’s men and in a battle to stay in the top four. Liverpool is in sixth place, with Chelsea and West Ham United two points back.
Liverpool has suffered several injuries to key players with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, and Naby Keita unavailable for the majority of the campaign.
Liverpool bounced back to form with an impressive 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in their midweek Champions League clash ahead of the Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield on Saturday.
“I think we all agree that I would say and even Pep would say, that in a normal season for both teams, we would not be 16 points away but we are and that’s how it is. We accept that but this season is not our concern on how close can we come to City, our concern is how far can we go in the table.”
“You cannot do more than being the best version of yourself, that’s what we’ll try again [next season] as a team. For that, we need a little bit more luck and a few other things as well. In the beginning, if we had slightly more luck with injuries, that would already help and we could be closer.