The former Dortmund coach believes that Spurs’ troubles without Harry Kane highlight how hard it will be to match the current league leaders. He believes that all the Premier League’s title hopefuls have problems to overcome, apart from Manchester City.
Manchester City has so far had their best start to the Premier League.
The Reds ended a run of three league matches without a win with a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday, although they remain 12 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side at the top of the table.
Klopp believes the sudden dip in form of Mauricio Pochettino’s side proves how difficult it is for the chasing pack to keep up their pursuit of City.
“We haven’t had too much luck so far, that’s the truth,” he said. “But you cannot ask for luck. You cannot say: ‘Where’s the luck?’ You have to work until the luck happens.
“I’m not sure if Pochettino has spoken about similar things. But with Harry Kane not involved, losing two in a row: things like this, that’s how it can happen.
“Two weeks ago, it wasn’t a Harry Kane team and now it is a Harry Kane team. We all have problems – apart from City obviously at the moment.”
Klopp was delighted with his side’s response after their dreadful performance at Spurs and the difficulty of finding the breakthrough in the first 45 minutes.
“It was clear after the really harsh criticism after the last game that you can’t go like this (clicks fingers) and say ‘it was not that bad’. It was bad. It was very important that we reacted,” he added.
“The atmosphere was obviously not too optimistic at half-time so to come out and do what we did was really nice.”
Only Manchester United are putting pressure on the League leaders and they have continued that with a home win against Spurs.
Pep’s side looks favourites to win the League title. All other title hopefuls are facing problems, mostly injury concerns. Liverpool now looks confident with a 3-0 win in the Premier League on Saturday. Klopp will want his team to continue in the same form for the rest of the season.
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