Man City: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ‘surprised’ title rivals dropped points vs Crystal Palace


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he was ‘SURPRISED’ to see Manchester City drop points in their stalemate at Crystal Palace… as he promises to be ‘as annoying as possible’ while chasing Pep Guardiola’s men in the Premier League title race

  • Man City were held to a 0-0 draw away at Crystal Palace on Monday night
  • Liverpool can now move to within a point of City by winning their game-in-hand
  • Reds boss Jurgen Klopp did not expect their title rivals to lose ground at Palace
  • Klopp says he is hoping to cause Pep Guardiola’s men irritation in the title race
  • But he insists Liverpool need to keep their eye on the ball in their own fixtures 

Jurgen Klopp admits he was ‘surprised’ to see Manchester City drop points away at Crystal Palace – while promising Liverpool will be ‘as annoying as possible’ in the Premier League title race.

City dropped two valuable points at Selhurst Park on Monday night, failing to avenge their previous 2-1 defeat at home to Palace in a 0-0 stalemate.

Pep Guardiola’s men appeared in pole position to retain their Premier League crown earlier in the campaign, however Liverpool can now move to within a point of the leaders by winning their game-in-hand against Arsenal on Wednesday night.

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Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw away at Crystal Palace on Monday night

Jurgen Klopp was 'surprised' to see Liverpool's Premier League title rivals lose ground

Jurgen Klopp was ‘surprised’ to see Liverpool’s Premier League title rivals lose ground

Klopp is refusing to get carried away after City’s slip-up, though, insisting his side still need to claim victory at Arsenal to make it count.

‘I watched them [City] play exactly 65 minutes but for analysis reasons only – believe it or not. I don’t often have time to watch games,’ he said.

‘Crystal Palace did really well, Man City did really well. I saw the result and I was surprised.

‘Does it help the mood? Why should it. We play Arsenal and we cannot count points away at Arsenal now. It’s easy for you but it’s 4 points. We have to play this game. 

But Klopp insists it has not improved the Reds' mood as they still have their own work to do

But Klopp insists it has not improved the Reds’ mood as they still have their own work to do

‘If we want to reach something in this PL and you’re not top then you need to win games and others need to drop.’  

Klopp then outlined his desire to cause City irritation in the title race, although he is aware their remaining ten fixtures are ‘all tough’.

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‘The plan is to be as annoying as possible,’ he added.

‘We have to win our games. You know that but we are very ambitious and determined to do great stuff. 

‘Ten games to play a few really tough ones. They are all tough.’

He also admitted Liverpool plan to be 'as annoying as possible' for Pep Guardiola and Co

He also admitted Liverpool plan to be ‘as annoying as possible’ for Pep Guardiola and Co

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