Despite Liverpool standing on the cusp of a Premier League triumph, Jurgen Klopp can’t predict a time of domination. Jurgen Klopp says it’s difficult for the Reds to replicate Manchester United ‘s period of domination as they close are to the Premier League crown.
Klopp’s Liverpool is 22 points clear on top of the table as they head to Goodison Park for Sunday’s Merseyside derby against rivals Everton. Not since 1990 has Liverpool won a league trophy but the club is expected to be crowned English champions for the 19th time, one behind United’s record.
Rivals United flourished under iconic manager Alex Ferguson, winning 13 Premier League titles from 1992 to 2013.
Klopp and team claimed champions league trophy last season. Adding to it he said, “I don’t think it’s possible to dominate anymore, to be honest. United had a pretty good mix, with an excellent manager with a brilliant eye for talent and great timing on how long you need a player in the squad.”
“The replacements he got were always exceptional and there was the money, too. United’s combination was really good. We have had to do something right up to now, but we have to do these things and probably more to stay successful.”
“And believe me, the others won’t stop. United will strike back, and Chelsea is at the front of the transfer market, whereas no one else has done anything because the times are so unsure. And when I saw Arsenal defeat Manchester City, I asked how do we have 22 more points than they do?”
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, meanwhile, has criticized Klopp for his treatment of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has wrought havoc worldwide, with more than 42,500 deaths confirmed in the UK and at least 303,000 cases.
The coronavirus crisis has also suspended the 2019-20 Premier League season in March before this week’s campaign resumes.
“I wasn’t worried about the government being able to cost us the title for a second because I was worried about the numbers that were dying-and I ‘m still worried,” Klopp added.