Jurgen Klopp was adamant outcomes stay essential to him in Liverpool’s closing video games after the newly topped Premier League champions have been humbled 4-Zero by Manchester Metropolis. The Reds got here all the way down to earth with a bump on the Etihad on Thursday of their first match since securing the title final week. Klopp’s aspect nonetheless have a 20-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s second-placed staff however with six video games remaining however the German boss nonetheless desires to complete strongly.
“If somebody stated the consequence did not matter for my staff, I can’t assist them,” Klopp stated.
“Sure, outcomes matter rather a lot. I’m not solely in search of outcomes however we need to win soccer video games — that’s the reason we work on the coaching floor, go to away video games and play house video games.”
One motivating issue may very well be the problem of beating Metropolis’s document of 100 factors from two seasons in the past.
Liverpool, who’ve dropped factors in simply 4 video games this season, presently have 86 forward of Sunday’s house conflict with Aston Villa.
“To get there we have now to win soccer video games and we did not try this right here,” he stated.
“So now we be certain we’re prepared for Aston Villa and the factors tally on the finish of the season is the results of the outcomes we acquire till then.”
Liverpool began brightly towards Metropolis, with Mohamed Salah testing Ederson after which hitting the put up, however the hosts took cost after Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 25 minutes.
Additional targets got here from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden earlier than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put a Sterling shot into his personal internet.
Regardless of the large factors hole, Metropolis stay a potent power and will finish the season with Champions League glory.
“It is a reminder how good Man Metropolis are,” Klopp stated. “I did not want that, I knew it earlier than. The shock that it is nonetheless attainable, good, that in a league the place Metropolis are taking part in, another person will be champions. That is not very probably with the standard they’ve.
“We are going to see subsequent season however it’s some time till then. Subsequent season we are going to take into consideration subsequent season.”
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