Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Gary Neville hits back at dig from Jürgen Klopp on Twitter

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Cary Erickson | 15 September, 2018, 11:25

"Everyone knows that when we are not brilliant, we usually lose", Jurgen Klopp said about his team after the Palace win, recognising this had to change.

Last year Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten by Real Madrid in Kiev, but had already found themselves well off the pace in the title race as Manchester City surged to 100 points.

"How should that work?"

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are about to enter a crucial test as they play a series of games which could tell us whether or not they are finally ready to make a serious challenge for the Premier League title.

"Gary should come over and tell me how that works". That would be amusing! "Sitting in an office talking about football is different to doing the job".

Club great Graeme Souness recently claimed this team is the best he has seen since their last title-winning side of 1990, but Klopp is wary of such praise putting too much pressure on his players. To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or of if it's late in the season.

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"Last year, for example, we had no chance to focus on one competition because we had to qualify for the Champions League and I don't think that even Gary Neville would have said: "Quarter-finals of the Champions League, let City win". On Saturday, the Liverpool boss will be without three first-team players, with Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana still working their way back to peak fitness, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will play no part this season due to a long-term knee injury.

"Also Pep will be going for it. Man City will be going for the Premier League, trying to win it twice in a row, and they will be trying to win the Champions League".

"From now on we have one day to train, one day to rest, one day to play".

"The thing is it is absolutely no problem". You're gonna have to bring in a centre forward, and you say to him "you're gonna be a sub because I've got one of the best strikers in the world in Harry Kane".

"I think Tottenham should have probably have signed more players in the summer".

"If you watch the Watford game again, you see we played so slow, so sloppy, from the beginning".