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Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool are already out of the title race… and thinks Manchester City could have won it by January

JURGEN KLOPP has admitted Liverpool are already out of the title race… and thinks Manchester City could have won it by January.

The Reds chief has watched his side slump to a string of disappointing results, most recently the 4-1 hammering away to Tottenham last weekend.

Jurgen Klopp has all-but given up on Liverpool winning the league this year
Jurgen Klopp has all-but given up on Liverpool winning the league this year
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Ahead of Saturday’s home game against newly-promoted Huddersfield, Klopp all-but conceded the title, claiming they are too far behind already.

Klopp revealed: “Not at the moment of course. We are too far away from the top of the table.

“Everyone expects that kind of development as long as you can be champions.

“But when it looks like you can’t be then it’s quite quick [to being] exactly like it was last year.

Liverpool were thumped 4-1 by Tottenham at Wembley last weekend
Liverpool were thumped 4-1 by Tottenham at Wembley last weekend
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“We know we have to improve and we know we concede too much goals.

“That’s 100 per cent and we don’t ignore that [but] you cannot fix the problem with one or two players.


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“You have to do it better as a team.”

Klopp also added he believes Manchester City could have the Premier League title wrapped up by January on current form.

Jurgen Klopp has watched his Liverpool side crumble all too often this season
Jurgen Klopp has watched his Liverpool side crumble all too often this season
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He said: “Ask Pep Guardiola at Manchester City when does he think…

“At this moment it looks like they are champions in January or something but it’s not about doing it this way or doing it that way.

“It’s about doing it the right way for your own team.

“That’s the one thing and we have to respect what the other teams and they do a very good job, too.”

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