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SportKlopp: Liverpool prepared for setbacks after establishing 'brilliant' position

17:10  29 march  2019
17:10  29 march  2019 Source:   goal.com

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Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool will deal with any bumps in the road in the Premier League title run-in as they are not expecting to have everything go their way. Yet Klopp says his side are prepared for setbacks and will push City all the way as they look to end a 29-year wait for the title.

The Reds take on Tottenham on Sunday and their manager is aware that his side might have to overcome adversity in order to maintain a title challenge.

Klopp: Liverpool prepared for setbacks after establishing 'brilliant' position © Getty Images Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool will deal with any bumps in the road in the Premier League title run-in as they are not expecting to have everything go their way.

With seven matches of the season remaining, the Reds lead the table by two points - although champions Manchester City, in second place, have a game in hand.

Returning from the international break, Klopp's men face Tottenham and the Liverpool boss is wary that Sunday's visitors to Anfield could swiftly end talk of winning every remaining fixture.

Yet Klopp says his side are prepared for setbacks and will push City all the way as they look to end a 29-year wait for the title.

Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool as a 'really good fit'

Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool as a 'really good fit' Jurgen Klopp has stressed he believes Liverpool is the right club for him after Franz Beckenbauer claimed he would be the perfect candidate to take charge of Bayern Munich. Klopp watched his Liverpool side dump Bayern out of the Champions League Round of 16 in midweek with a 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena and sounds like he’s more than content with the progress the club is making. Speaking in his press conference ahead of today’s clash at Fulham, the German boss squashed Beckenbauer’s claims and insisted he feels he’s the right fit for Liverpool. “From my point of view, being here at Liverpool is a really good fit. I love it.

The Reds take on Tottenham on Sunday and their manager is aware that his side might have to overcome adversity in order to maintain a title challenge.

The Reds take on Tottenham on Sunday and their manager is aware that his side might have to overcome adversity in order to maintain a title challenge.

"I'm OK, I'm good, all good," he told a news conference of his mood. "I wanted to have this situation. It's brilliant. Now we work.

"It's nothing to think about - I don't think back or too far ahead. The boys came back, we train, we do the session, we are happy with the session or not, whatever happens, then you go into the games.

"I know how difficult these games are. We're in a moment where people think about us, 'we have seven games so we have to win all of them because City will win all of them' - and then we face Tottenham.

"Why should we give Tottenham an advantage and say, 'we have to win, maybe you're happy with a point'? It's just an open game before it starts.

"We have to make sure we're really ready for that - not going nuts, accepting that we will have problems in the football games, like we had at Fulham [a 2-1 win].

Klopp praises "massive" win against Fulham

Klopp praises Jurgen Klopp hailed Liverpool’s victory over Fulham as a “massive victory” and was proud of the character his side showed following Ryan Babel’s equaliser. The former Liverpool man appeared to have dented the Reds’ title aspirations after he levelled the score, before James Milner converted from the penalty spot to win it for the away side. Victory for Liverpool moves them two points clear of Manchester City, who have a game in hand following their FA Cup exploits on Saturday, and Klopp revealed after the game to Sky Sports how pleased he was with the win. “Now I like the result more with the 2-1 than the 1-0, because coming back from a situation like that.

The Reds take on Tottenham on Sunday and their manager is aware that his side might have to overcome adversity in order to maintain a title challenge.

The Reds take on Tottenham on Sunday and their manager is aware that his side might have to overcome adversity in order to maintain a title challenge.

"In all the living rooms in the world where Liverpool fans were sitting, when there was this wonderful goal of Ryan Babel, at that moment who thought, 'yeah we will be champions at the end of the season'?

"But these moments will be there in the next seven games and, hopefully, in five Champions League games. That's how it is. We have to be ready to solve that.

"If we expect no problems then we will be really surprised. But if we know that we will have some, we are prepared for that. Let's face the problems and use the opportunities.

"Fight for each yard on the pitch, use each fibre of your body and go. That's it."

Klopp says Liverpool are in confident mood, but admits City are likely to be similarly optimistic.

"Belief in something makes it more likely to happen - 100 per cent," he said. "The problem is I'm fairly sure Manchester City believe in themselves as well."

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