Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has challenged his players to overcome their Premier League title race setback by pretending Manchester City were beaten by Newcastle United.
The Reds will be hoping to return to winning ways after they were held to a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield this past weekend after Luis Diaz cancelled out Son Heung-Min’s opening goal.
Klopp’s men will now turn their attention to their upcoming Premier League match against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa side when they meet at Villa Park on Tuesday evening.
“It’s easy to describe our situation. We drew, they won, makes it three points and the goal difference changed obviously as well. Or you see it like this: that we were six points behind and they lost and we won and the rest is exactly the same,” Klopp said in his pre match press conference.
“We would be flying, we couldn’t wait till we can play Villa and try to win the next three points and all these kind of things. As human beings, it’s really cool, we can decide for ourselves how we see it.
“There are some facts but we’re allowed to ignore them. I try to help the boys see it like me. We’ll invite everyone else as well. Let’s just assume we won the last game and they lost and now we go to Aston Villa.
“It doesn’t make the Villa game a little bit easier, not at all, it just gives you a nicer perspective. That’s what I think is important as well.”
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