We Will Fight For Title With Every Fibre - Jurgen Klopp


The Liverpool manager admits he expected better against West Ham and Leicester, and internal criticism was severe following the two draws that helped Manchester City move top of the table.

Even when the teams may have thought his beady eye has passed as the game comes to a close, it is in fact between the 76th and 90th minute when it's most likely to see his hand shoot into the air with that red (39.4% of all dismissal times) with his visible determination to give onlooking fans something to remember him by.

Having refereed City seven times fewer than Chelsea (55 to 62), this results in a higher proportion - and therefore greater chance of having their XI reduced - for the incumbent Premier League champions, sending a Man City player off every 6.1 games he officiates to Chelsea's 6.9 games.

But I don't know in the moment, so we have to see.

Liverpool will look to get back to winning ways when they host Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday.

"I'm not a massive numbers guy, but Mike Gordon (president of club owners Fenway Sports Group) didn't jump on me this morning and say 'The numbers are fantastic, come on let's go and spend all the money!'" said the manager. No [timeframe], we work on the Bayern game, but we don't know exactly. We were there, focused, physically strong.

"We are not blind to our problems but it's not as serious as people make it".

Liverpool have been plagued by defensive injury issues - with Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren still unavailable. That's the truth. There was never a guarantee this season.

"It was kind of predictable, and if you want to be top of the table and a champion at the end of the season, you have to show in situations like that real passion, real desire, you have to fight", added Klopp. If we want to be part of that tight race, we can not change that, or offer something else.