Jurgen Klopp has confessed that a successful finish to what has been a spectacular Premier League season in which the championship would be determined on the last day might be improbable.
The Liverpool manager has revealed what message he will deliver to his players on the last day of a Premier League season that might yet result in Liverpool’s ultimate glory.
Manchester City head into the last matchweek with a one-point lead over their championship rivals, who assured Pep Guardiola’s side will be under pressure until the conclusion of the season with a superb 2-1 away win against Southampton.
Liverpool welcome Wolves to Anfield with the knowledge that all they can do is beat Bruno Lage’s team and hope for a positive outcome at the Etihad.
City go to Aston Villa, who are coached by Anfield icon Steven Gerrard, who will be anxious to help his old club with a win in Manchester.
Klopp addressed how the club will approach their last game of the season: “We all know. We never surrendered. We’ll give it a go because it’s our last home game of the season.
The atmosphere will be incredible. We’ll make an effort to use it. We must perform our duties. Football may be a challenging sport at times.
On Thursday and Sunday, Aston Villa is in action. We’ll see what happens, but we must focus on ourselves.”
And Klopp was asked whether he believes Liverpool’s prospects of winning the league for the second time in three seasons are modest.
“Of course, City face Aston Villa at home on Thursday, so it’s unlikely.” the German said. “It will be difficult against Burnley since they are fighting for their lives.
But this is football, after all. I believe it was because of those 11 centimetres that City won the title [in 2019].
If someone wants us to be champion, we must first win, and Aston Villa must draw with City.”
Klopp, on the other hand, refused to conclude on a dismal note, telling everyone linked with the club that “it is conceivable, not probable but possible” to achieve a stunning triumph. “Enough is enough.”
Jurgen Klopp has also cautioned Manchester City that their “great” players might throw the Premier League championship race into a final twist.
“Becoming champions would be well-deserved, but first and foremost, we must win. Because this is a one-of-a-kind group, whatever happens will happen.
This is our 18th game in a row; we’ve won 15 and drawn three.
It’s complete craziness to win 15, but it’s the only way to keep this distance from the city. The lads have given it their all on the field, and it’s quite remarkable. ”
“I take a second and think to myself, ‘Well, of course City will win.’ But this is football, after all.
We also need to win at Wolves and have one eye in Manchester, which isn’t too far away.”
Veteran utility man James Milner reiterated his comments, telling Sky Sports Liverpool “want to win our game.”
“That’s all we can do, and it’s what we’ve been trying to do since January after falling so far behind.
In January, we went for it again and had a mental reset, if you will, and we’ve been pushing hard since then.”
Milner did compliment City before expressing his hope once again.
“They’ve been a fantastic team to play against this season, and I feel we’ve performed admirably, but we won today to keep the pressure on Manchester City heading into the weekend.”