Jurgen Klopp denies Liverpool as title contenders

Jurgen Klopp denies Liverpool as title contenders


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp laughs off rumors that suggested the club can win the Premier League title this season after the 3-1 victory at Chelsea.

Philippe Coutinho scored twice and Christian Benteke also got on the scoresheet to come from behind and put pressure on Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

“Are you crazy? You think after one win at Chelsea we should think about this?” Klopp said in his postmatch news conference. “I’ve been here three weeks, round about.

“We don’t think about this. We have to think about the next game, about improving our game and our style. We can do much better than today.

“We had our moments — our build-up with short passes was very good. They tried to make pressure but we could play in the spaces in between.

“I feel [the win] is deserved. We have worked hard but it’s normal if you want to win in Chelsea.”

Liverpool’s next match will be against Rubin Kazan in the Europe League on Thursday, followed by the game against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

“It was a massive win for us. After a few draws we needed these three points and hopefully the next two games, the Europa League and the Premier League, we get good momentum before the international break.” Klopp added.