Thanks to the injuries of several key players such as Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez. and Joel Matip, Liverpool are currently in sixth place, 16 points back of Premier League leaders, Manchester City.
"It was never the case where we thought how can we overtake City. Or how can we become the finest team in English football again, whatever that means,"
"We just wanted to be the best version of ourselves. We have that chance again. If that is good enough, it is good enough. If another team is better, that’s how sport works.
"We cannot do more than be the best version of ourselves and that is what we will try again as a team.
"For that we need a little bit more luck, of course. Some slightly more luck with injuries and we can get closer to that.
"We all agree, and I’m sure Pep would say that, in a normal season for both teams we would not be 16 points away.
"But we are. That’s how it is. We accept it. This season it is not our concern how close we get to City. It is how far we can go up the table. That is enough work to do.”
in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.