Liverpool will have a chance to open up a 10-point gap over the current Premier League champions Manchester City when they travel to the Etihad tonight.
Jurgen Klopp, though, is refusing to get carried away despite the contrast in form between the two sides, labelling his opponents as “the best in the world”.
“It is a normal game against Manchester City but a very difficult one, one of the most difficult you can play in modern football,” Klopp told Sky Sports ahead of tonight’s gigantic clash. “They are a really strong football team with an outstanding manager.
“The opponent is, for me, still the best in the world,” the German coach later added.
Squad-wise, Manchester City perhaps are the best in the world. However, this season, Liverpool have clearly been the far superior team and probably by some distance.
Considering that and the fact that the Reds were able to beat their upcoming opponents on three occasions last season, despite his words, Klopp will fancy his side’s chances once they take to the Etihad pitch.
Whatever the case, tonight’s encounter is one that is likely to have a huge say on where the Premier League title ends up come May. Take all three points back to Anfield, and Liverpool could effectively destroy any hope Guardiola’s men had of retaining their top-flight crown.
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