The Premier League title race enters its decisive stage as Liverpool prepare to tackle an improving Watford team at Anfield on Wednesday evening
Manchester City have taken full advantage of the Reds’ minor drop-off in form to reduce the gap to just one point.
With the Citizens breathing down their neck, the Merseysiders are obliged to wrap up all three points to avoid the similar scenario that happened under Brendan Rodgers.
It’s been almost five years since Liverpool last had such a big opportunity to win the prestigious trophy they are going after for nearly three decades.
However, Jurgen Klopp believes his side don’t have to worry about the prospect of losing the race to the reigning holders, saying Liverpool will surely get another chance.
“No plant grows as quick as expectations here,” he stated.
“It’s not the last chance to win title, it is the first.”https://t.co/67tV68iQJO— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) February 26, 2019
“With the first chance, you jump in and then see if it works out. Sometimes it does, sometimes not. This will not be our last, 100 percent not.”
Criticized after playing out two consecutive goalless stalemates with Bayern Munich and Manchester United, the German manager replied: “Do other teams perform constantly? They don’t.”
“Sometimes they have the result, but we don’t look at them in detail, we just see they are winning,” he continued.
“You only have this obsessed look on our football. Yes, there were moments when I wish we would fly a bit more, but you don’t fly because you want to fly. You fly because you work for it.
“The situation is new for a lot of people. Last year we fought so hard for the Champions League. Obviously, it feels different to fight for the next level. You have to adapt to that but I think the boys adapted really well. Why is it such a problem for us to win 1-0?
Still, three draws in their last four league fixtures suggest that Klopp’s men are struggling to cope with the relentless pressure, which may help Pep Guardiola’s players to defend the title eventually.