Klopp: Man City win against Real Madrid showed Premier League strength

Sat 29 February 2020 | 9:50

Although Liverpool are leading the Premier League table by far, Jurgen Klopp believes Manchester City showed the strength of Premier League in their win against Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City’s defeat of Real Madrid shows the strength of the Premier League despite Liverpool’s massive lead and he believes the Reds can get even better.

Liverpool are 22 points ahead of the former league title winners, Man City, as they are heading for their next league title since 1990 in a record-breaking fashion.

Liverpool have won all their matches except one - a 1-1 draw against Manchester United - and are soon to be crowned as champions.

Klopp praises his team work and their not-poorly-earned top position, however, at the same time he admire Man City win in their first leg against Real Madrid and considers that as a proof that Liverpool are still a force to be reckoned with.

"I couldn't care less [what people say]," Klopp said. "Look, it is completely normal. I don't think that we should have any concern for things like this.

"If other people think like that, if they think City are not as good as they were, they are. They have scored a little less goals than us, conceded a few more, and if you look why, it is clear they have been missing some players.

"The other teams are really strong, too. Yes, Bayern [Munich] beat Tottenham and Chelsea [in the Champions League] but they are really strong over a season.

"Yes, [Tottenham and Chelsea] have had some problems, that's all true. But in the moment that you play them, you don't feel that they have these problems. The points they have, we have no influence on that apart from the games when we play them.

"So, [Liverpool's dominance] says nothing about the quality of the Premier League, especially when you look at City v Real Madrid.

"I know that people look at these things, and you saw one of the best teams in the world maybe in the moment, and City were clearly better, so that shows as well how strong the league is."

However, Klopp still sees room for Liverpool to improve "in all departments", even if results could hardly be better.

"There is still a lot of work to do and a lot of space for improvement," he said.

"You see our games and result-wise it looks okay, but performance-wise there is a lot of space for improvement. That is what we work on and try constantly through the week.

"Result consistency is maybe difficult to improve because that is close to perfection, obviously, but it is possible to improve the performances in all departments.

"There are so many things you can improve that that will never end."

source: SportMob