Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that Manchester City would have been Premier League champions in February had it not been for his Liverpool team. He believes that both teams are pushing each other to insane levels. The two teams have shared the last four league titles with the race for the league title this season reduced to a two-horse race.
“It’s the strongest league in the world, no doubt about that,” Jurgen Klopp said about Manchester City and Liverpool. “But it’s the challenge and actually we enjoy it. If we couldn’t be here this year, or two years ago, or three years ago, then City would have been champions in February. Because we are around, it was tighter. If City were not here I think there’s a good chance we would be champions.”
“I could say City is the toughest opponent I ever had, but I should not forget I faced him already at Bayern [Munich] and I cannot say it was much easier,” he added. “I know what he means. We pushed each other on insane levels in the last few years, with the number of points collected. OK, we couldn’t cope with it last year for obvious reasons, but in the other years, we were around. I don’t think City would get the number of points they will get this year if we weren’t around, and if they weren’t around it’s pretty much the same. But a lot of games to play – we will see where we end up.”