Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager doesn’t expect Man City to drop points against Aston Villa | football news
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects to miss out on the Premier League title and an unprecedented quadruple as he admitted: “I don’t expect Manchester City to lose points.”
Liverpool’s FA Cup win at Wembley left them halfway to completing an unprecedented quadruple, with the Premier League and Champions League trophies still up for grabs.
The reds saw leaders Manchester City drop two points after drawing 2-2 at West Ham on Sunday and Klopp’s men will be able to reduce their lead to one point with victory at Southampton on Tuesday, live on sky sports.
However, with City at home to Aston Villa in their last match, Klopp, whose side host Wolves on the final day, does not expect Pep Guardiola’s side to make another mistake.
“I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s game,” he said. “Is it a great opportunity? I wouldn’t say because I don’t know when was the last time City lost points two games in a row.
“I don’t expect City to lose points, but that doesn’t affect our game tomorrow. In an ideal world, we’ll go into the last game a point behind.”
Liverpool will make full assessments on Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk after the duo were forced out injured in Saturday’s FA Cup final.
Salah suffered a groin injury in the first half and Van Dijk was withdrawn before extra time with a knee problem.
Klopp said: “This process is not over yet. We played 120 minutes just two days ago.
“The guys just got here today and we have a lot of decisions to make.”
Midfielder Fabinho, who missed the cup final with a thigh injury, is not yet ready to return but defender Andy Robertson should be available after suffering a cramp on Saturday.
Klopp: Fans wouldn’t boo for no reason
Speaking ahead of his team’s trip to St Mary’s, Klopp also answered questions about Liverpool fans booing the national anthem and Stay with me ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.
He left many baffled, including Klopp, but the Liverpool boss says there must be a reason for his actions.
Klopp said: “Of course I have thoughts, but in these situations, I think the question is why does it happen?
“Maybe I haven’t been here long enough to understand the reasons for this. Most of our fans are wonderful people, really smart, they go through ups and downs, they suffer together.”
“They wouldn’t do it for no reason, but it wasn’t something I enjoyed.”
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