Liverpool still think they are title contenders after Newcastle draw

Jurgen Klopp


Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool are still title contenders despite falling seven points behind Manchester United and Manchester City and after a draw at Newcastle.

While Philippe Coutinho provided them with a goal but this was also answered back by Joselu which equalised their goal at the first-half. Liverpool were not able to take advantage of their territory and failed to score once again.

Liverpool have only won one of their last seven games while both Manchester clubs are continuing to perform very well.

Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho after scoring a goal against Newcastle.

“I really think it looks like we are not far away from a real challenger,” Klopp said. “If we do what we are good at then we can score more goals and we will win more games and we don’t have to think about other teams and we will close the gap.

“No, I cannot talk about our football and the gap between us and other teams. We have our hard moment. Other teams will have their hard moment.

“We need to work on our thing. It is all about our situation, we are not thinking about where the others are.

“I have not seen a drop in confidence from the players. It is our duty to be confident because the boys have the quality.

“We need to play football. If you try and try and try and it doesn’t work it is not it. Then Phil scores the goal of the moment and we make one mistake.

“We made one real mistake. I’m not sure who was responsible and then at the end, unlucky, it is one-one.”

“What is my job? Say, ‘Mo, don’t do that next time and Daniel please have a look next time?’ They know that and they will do that next time.’

“I thought we were the more active and the better side and created more chances, which we should use. We should have won. I have to accept it.

“If you dominate you cannot avoid each counter attack. I cannot imagine one situation where they had a chance on the counter attack.”

“The lads did a great job and maybe with a bit more composure on the ball, we could have scored another goal.

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