Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool ‘are not focussed’ on Manchester City after returning to Premier League summit

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Reds boss insisted he and the team are ignoring their title rivals after Sunday’s 3-1 win over Man United

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are ignoring Premier League title rivals Manchester City after returning to the top of the table on Sunday.

The ding-dong title race continued this weekend, as the Reds continued their unbeaten start to the season.

Jurgen Klopp celebrates during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Man United

Jurgen Klopp celebrates during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Man United

A 3-1 win over Manchester United – the club’s first in nine attempts and Klopp’s first as Reds boss – returned them to the summit after Pep Guardiola’s side had moved above them on Saturday.

Liverpool have a chance to extend their one-point advantage further as they play Wolves on Friday night, with City playing Crystal Palace on Saturday.

But Klopp is focusing on what his side do, and not what their rivals are up to.

Liverpool’s title push goes from strength to strength

Liverpool’s title push goes from strength to strength

Asked about City’s 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday lunchtime, Klopp said: “We ignored it completely. I didn’t mention it one time.

“We know the table, just are you focused on it or not. We played against Man United and not Man United and City.

“When we eat and train together we are not saying, ‘Did you see what City did?’.

“We are focused on what we need to do and will there come a moment in the season where we are still around them and we start hoping they drop points or whatever.

Gabriel Jesus scored twice against Everton

Gabriel Jesus scored twice against Everton

“But at the moment we respect them a lot and they respect us. We meet them on January 3 and then we will think about them.”

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