Klopp Insists Title Race Not Yet Over Despite 19 Points

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has continued to stand firm on his belief that his side have not yet wrapped up the Premier League title, despite going 19 points clear at the top of the table.

The Reds stretched their lead over second-placed Manchester City after defeating West Ham United 2-0 at the London stadium on Wednesday night.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 35th minute after Issa Diop fouled Divock Origi in the box, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled their lead with seven minutes into the second half.

The win took Liverpool’s point tally to 70, as they seek to land their first league title since 1990.

And when asked about the title race, Klopp said: “We don’t feel like it is already done.

“We could have done a lot of things better but there was only one team who deserved to win. We could have passed better, defended better. Who cares? These players played outstanding football so often, it was a normal performance.

“We never had 100% rhythm, it is tough to play against such a defence-oriented team.”

Liverpool continue to break records, and this win ensured for the first time in their top-flight history Liverpool have beaten every other team in the division in the same season, while it was also Klopp’s 50th Premier League away win since he became Reds boss.

And on his side’s record setting feat this season: “I don’t feel anything about that, it’s not about feeling satisfaction. I was in the game completely, I wanted us to win the game, our boys did.”

Liverpool need 24 more points from their remaining 14 games to be assured of becoming champions, meaning they only need eight wins to guarantee their first top-flight title since 1990.

They host Southampton on Saturday before the senior squad have a winter break until they face Norwich on February 15.
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