Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his side will not stop chasing Manchester City and trophies regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s title race.
The Reds meet Wolves at the weekend and need to improve on City’s result against Aston Villa, managed by former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, to clinch a record-breaking 20th championship and domestic treble.
They also have a Champions League final with Real Madrid in Paris on May 28 but even if they miss one or both, Klopp said his side would not leave next season.
“Whatever happens on Sunday, we will not stop. We won’t stop trying,” he said.
“Yeah, we have the best opponents in world football, which is a bit of a shame, but they’re on our necks, which isn’t that cool either. Let’s see.”
Klopp believes they have the psychological advantage that City will lose the Premier League trophy for having been leaders for so long.
The final is eerily similar to that of 2019, when Liverpool were guided to the title by City ahead of a victorious Champions League final against Tottenham in Madrid despite a record score (97) for a second-place finish.
Back then, Klopp’s side, who had reduced a deficit of 14 points to one in January, were second favorites and he feels the same way now.
“I can’t talk about pressure on the other team, but with us, there’s no pressure,” he added. “We know we have to win the football game, but we’ve had that for a while.
“It’s not about ‘what if?’ We do not have that. I don’t know if City has that.
“It’s pretty positive for us, it’s very special. When you have something to lose it feels different, but we don’t have that.
“We’ve been in situations like this before and we know it’s not easy, but most of the time we’ve dealt with it well.
“I have no reason to think why Man City wouldn’t do it, but the situation is different. Ours is going full throttle, try it out and see what comes of it.
“Whatever happens on Sunday, I will not forget that it was an absolutely fantastic season.
“Enjoy the journey, I always say, because you never know what the outcome will be, so you better enjoy it now, because that’s what we’ve done so far.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/whatever-happens-on-sunday-we-will-not-stop-trying-we-wont-stop-chasing-city-jurgen-klopp-41672864.html Whatever happens on Sunday, we won’t stop trying. We won’t stop chasing City – Jurgen Klopp