Liverpool will not be winning the Premier League this season, Jurgen Klopp has told supporters.
Manchester City are 13 points ahead of 2nd placed United at Christmas, which unbelievably, is the highest lead at December 25th in the history of English football.
The title is well and truly over, but it still feels pretty rubbish to accept as much before January!
“This year, I don’t think that anyone apart from Manchester City and maybe Manchester United are thinking too much about how they can win the league,” he told Goal.
“We have to qualify for the Champions League. We have to finish as high as possible.
“It looks like we could be second, third or fourth this year, that’s a fantastic situation. Not the dream but a fantastic situation.
“That’s what we are working on and for this we have to improve in all departments.”
The difference is that over the summer, City spent hundreds of millions to fix the areas of their squad that required attention. Liverpool did not.
But in the coming windows, if we get Virgil van Dijk over the line, a proper goalkeeper and with Naby Keita signing, we could be in contention for 2018/19.
The hardest thing in football is scoring goals, and Klopp’s Reds are maybe the best attacking side in Europe in full flow.
Defensively though we lack mettle and it’s something that needs to change. But how many times have we typed that since the German took over?