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EPL: Klopp names club to challenge Liverpool, Man City for title

EPL: Klopp names club to challenge Liverpool, Man City for title

Billed as a showdown between the champions and the most likely challengers to their title, City and Liverpool ended the day in a three-way share of the Premier League lead alongside Chelsea.

'My relationship with my team-mates has also been very good, like Roberto Firmino, who has been helping me, and also Alisson. In the end, however, the teams finished just as they started, playing to a 0-0 draw to split the points.

"Without Hazard they don't have as much threat".

"But you look at City and when Raheem Sterling and De Bruyne don't play and De Bruyne's their best player, they can still get results".

"They [City] can make so many changes and they are still so strong". Klopp's men have faced seven fixtures in 23 days that included encounters with City, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham, Chelsea and Napoli.

"I don't exactly know what you can win, but there is some final next summer or something so. that's it".

Furthermore, he is yet to play a single minute in the Premier League - but Fabinho insists he is getting to grips with life in England.

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There is confidence around Anfield after the team matched City and second place Chelsea, who have both had easier runs over the same period. We did well up until the penalty moment.

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"You can not ignore City in the preparation for a City game", Klopp said.

"I still see Man City winning it by double digits by the end", Merson said when discussing the title race. I thought how we defended was brilliant. We were back on track even after we had to change Milly [James Milner] which you never want to do, especially in the first half.

The Liverpool defender admitted it was "not smart" to dive in on Leroy Sané during the stalemate on Sunday and he was hugely relieved when Riyad Mahrez blazed the 86th-minute penalty over the bar.

"We were close more than ever to win here".