Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to link his side's chances of winning the English Premier League title this season to their success in knocking Arsenal out of the FA Cup in the third round.
Klopp said after Saturday evening's 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium: “I don't see things that way, but that doesn't mean that nobody can imagine this possibility, but I don't think so.”
The German coach added in reports via the British news agency: “We have no problem believing and believing in the ability of our team and we are not worried about talking about these possibilities because we are well aware of the competitive schedule that awaits us. .”
The Liverpool coach pointed out: “The weather is very cold in January and other factors are difficult, so we have to give a good performance and that's what we always try to do.”
Jurgen Klopp spoke in a calm and composed tone about Liverpool's absences and injuries, with Virgil van Dijk ruled out of the Arsenal match due to illness, but he remains confident of his return ahead of next Wednesday's first leg against Fulham. League Cup semi-final leg.
Klopp insisted: “It's a tough match. No team will come to Arsenal Stadium and win easily. We will certainly have difficulties, but if we focus on making excuses and thinking about the absence, we will have big problems and lose.”
He added: “But if we stop focusing on sacks, the players will play the match happily and that's what we did in the second half and the performance was fantastic.”
Jurgen Klopp concluded his statements: “In this way it is very good to endure the match after the difficulties we had in the first half and then to improve the performance.”
In the English Premier League table at the end of 20 rounds, Liverpool is at the top with 45 points, Aston Villa is at the second place with 42 points, and Arsenal is behind.
They are fourth on 40 points, behind champions Manchester City on goal difference, with a game in hand.
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