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Sport 'You cannot imagine that something like this would happen': Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to embrace 'crazy' position as title favourites after victory against Manchester City

04:40  11 november  2019
04:40  11 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool 's players to embrace their position as title favourites as he admitted it is ' crazy ' they are so far clear of Nine points ahead of City , you cannot imagine that something like this would happen . But it's not important because who wants to be first in November?

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Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool's players to embrace their position as title favourites as he admitted it is 'crazy' they are so far clear of Manchester City.

Liverpool's start to the campaign has been beyond even their manager's expectations and a thumping 3-1 win means they have won 11 of their opening 12 matches. They are eight points clear of second-placed Leicester, with reigning champions City nine behind in fourth.

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There was a stage last season when Liverpool held a seven-point advantage over City but they ended up being pipped on the run to the line. This campaign, though, feels different and the relentless nature of how they ground this victory out was in keeping with the team's attitude.

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Klopp knows Liverpool are there to be shot at but he is thrilled by the position they occupy. He hopes the manner of this result gives them the confidence to go on and keep extending away when the Premier League resumes in a fortnight.

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'We don't feel any pressure, to be 100% honest,' said Klopp. 'The things that will now come up – we know about it. If you are with us, then nine points is a positive. There's a long way to go. Other people will 100% say – and have said already – that from now on Liverpool can only lose it.

'That's a very negative approach, but you can see it like this. But we don't care. I can promise you that we don't care. We were completely focused on this game – not the situation in the table and how many points we are ahead of City in the table.

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'That's crazy. Nine points ahead of City, you cannot imagine that something like this would happen. But it's not important because who wants to be first in November? You want to be first in May. It's only November. We all know that but don't have to say it as it's clear.

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'We will try and see what happens in the end. The pressure or whatever is not there yet. It will come, but, at the moment, it's just opportunity and go for it and do the work, throw all in what you have and let's see what happens.'

a group of people playing football in a cage: There were moments of superb play, like when Mohamed Salah capped off a stunning move © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited There were moments of superb play, like when Mohamed Salah capped off a stunning move

Klopp described the game as 'wild', given how much both sides wanted three points, and he was right. There were, however, moments of glorious play, not least in the 13th minute when Mohamed Salah scored a brilliant header to cap a stunning move.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson switched play from right to left in a fashion, going from one end of the pitch to the other, that would have reminded old supporters of a goal Terry McDermott scored at the same Anfield Road end of the stadium in September 1978.

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Certainly, Klopp was overjoyed with the football he saw.

'The second goal we scored, I don't think I've ever seen a goal like this,' said Klopp. 'A right full-back with a 60-yard pass to the left full-back, two touches and then a cross over 40 or 50 yards and a header. That's pretty special. It was a good moment to score a goal like this.

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' You cannot imagine that something like this would happen ': Jurgen Given the huge numbers of families with young children, this will have been a substantial moneyspinner which left many — who had brought extra clothes and supplies for their kids on what was a chilly evening — reluctant to return.

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'The third goal (from Sadio Mane) was very, very good as well. Sensational cross (from Jordan Henderson) and Sadio in the right position. All around these three goals it was the hardest work. The boys deserved these three points. Great.'

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