Liverpool boss Klopp: Everything up for grabs - look at Tottenham and their games in hand | OneFootball
Liverpool boss Klopp: Everything up for grabs - look at Tottenham and their games in hand
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists everything this season is up for grabs ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace today.
Klopp proved his point by highlighting just how open the race for Champions League football is and unpredictable this year's final standings will be heading into the second half of the season.
“The problem is not the situation, the problem is that you ask about it to be honest," Klopp told reporters, speaking on Friday, before Manchester City drew at Southampton. “What is our situation? It's 11 points with one game in hand?
“I could sit here and say (winks), 'I can swear we'll get them'. That would be really crazy, yeah? But if I would sit here and say that we don't even try, it would be crazy as well.
“The only thing we can do is winning football games. We cannot wait for a slip, we cannot really influence a slip of City.
“The only thing we can do is influence our performance. So I thought it's a good idea to do exactly that. So just win as many as you can.
“This group did it, two or three years ago, we won the last 15 games. It was never easy. We needed last-second goals, we needed all these kind of things. At Newcastle, Divock's shoulder and that's what we needed then.
“Nobody knows what will happen but we will try and win as many football games as possible.
“That's very necessary because one spot will become champion. Three more qualify for the Champions League."
Klopp continued: “This year is so crazy, Tottenham for example, they changed their manager because they weren't happy and now they have three or four games in hand.
“If they win them all, they are all of a sudden third. I don't know exactly but they are all of a sudden really close.
“United, you never know, Arsenal obviously have potential, Chelsea anyway, West Ham is around so we have to qualify.
“We have to win anyway, an awful lot of football games and that is exactly what we'll try. And then we will see where we end up."
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