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Klopp urges Liverpool ‘to keep working’ despite Arsenal victory

Sun 04 April 2021 | 3:03

With Manchester City 25 points ahead with 8 matches remaining, Liverpool could no longer mathematically win the title. However, with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, the Reds have moved to within two points of Chelsea following their surprise loss to West Brom.

Delighted with his side’s performance, Klopp told his post-match interview: “It was very good. “Our counter-pressing was of the highest level. In general the defending of the whole team looked exactly like it should look.

“Overall, I am extremely happy with the performance. It is all about the three points and the result.”

After not being selected for England’s qualifiers by Gareth Southgate, Trent Alexander-Arnold delivered an excellent performance delivering a sensational cross for Diogo Jota to net the opening goal.

Klopp said of his right-back: “Trent Alexander-Arnold showed his class. 

“I don’t want to make a funny discussion about Trent. It is Gareth’s decision. He is blessed with the choice he has in that decision. 

“Trent is in good shape, and if somebody says he is not, then I have to say that is wrong.”

Two points away from Chelsea, the Reds still can achieve a top-four finish with eight games remaining in the season.

"We don’t look at Chelsea, or West Ham, or Leicester because we have to win our games. Also in our situation other teams have to lose games as well as we don’t play Chelsea any more, we don’t play Leicester any more.

“We have enough games. We have a tough programme. We don’t have to start dreaming, we have to keep working. It was a nice start and tonight the package was extremely good.”

Liverpool will next face Real Madrid on Tuesday at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

source: SportMob