Jurgen Klopp believes Manchester City are still favourites to win the title despite Liverpool currently holding top spot.
Klopp’s Reds are a point above champions City after 17 games following last weekend’s victory over Manchester United but the German is in no doubt Pep Guardiola’s men remain the favourites.
“Only City can stop City, to be honest,” said Klopp at a press conference on Tuesday. “We have to play our own game and get as many points as possible.”
With Liverpool and City playing at different times in recent weeks, one side has known the other’s result going into a game.
Last weekend City played first but this week it will be Liverpool. The Merseysiders face Wolves on Friday before the champions take on Crystal Palace the following day.
Klopp insists the schedule is of little relevance.
He said: “I would say we are always motivated at the highest level so where could we put this extra portion, saying if City lost then it makes us more motivated? That doesn’t work. We are really concentrating on our situation.
“But we are in December. Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal – they are so close. I shouldn’t think about one opponent or we are the only one that can stop City.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.