Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has stated that his side have nothing to regret if their Premier League title rivals, Manchester City eventually win the trophy.
City rose to the top of the table, after beating neighbors,
Manchester United, 2-0 in the derby on Wednesday, while the Anfield side were hoping United would do them a favour and clinch the title with threr matches left to play.
The Cityzens currently top Liverpool in the league table with one point.
Klopp, speaking in a press conference ahead of Huddersfield visit to Anfield on Friday, said the club wants to finish well by giving their best in the title dog fight.
“There are three games left, and we want to win them,” Klopp said.
“Huddersfield, Newcastle United, Wolves. That’s the situation. If we win it, we win it. If we don’t, there are no regrets as long as we give our best. If we win our next two games then the title will be decided on the final match day and that would be pretty special.”
Liverpool are looking to win their first league title since 1990.
But the German boss said his focus was on how the season has been a stepping stone for the club, as it look to improve and compete for more titles in the future.
“The club and the people are waiting for a long time for it,” Klopp also said.
“It’s rather surprising because last season we were 25 points behind Manchester City at the end of the season.
“We have to carry on but only one team will be champion.
However the season ends up, it is only the first step. We’re not finished, not the finished article. We will carry on and we will see.
“We don’t only play for being champion at the end of the season. Yes, it’s a big target and we are pretty close and have a chance, but it’s the first time, not the last time.”
With the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final coming up against Barcelona next week, he further suggests he would not rest any of his key players when they face Huddersfield.
“This will be the last game I over think anything.I will not push that preparation with a fresh line-up. We have enough time to recover for the next game. Barcelona has nothing to do with Friday night,” he added.
Four Liverpool players were named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s (PFA) Team of the Year announced earlier on Thursday.
Klopp, however, noted that more of his players deserved to be named in the team dominated by City.
“From my point of view, there could have been four, five, six, maybe seven more players involved,” the German boss said. “For me, my team is team of the season anyway, ” he further said.