English Premiership

Klopp: We won't get carried away

2017-02-12 15:13
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Jurgen Klopp refused to get carried away after watching his side beat Tottenham 2-0 on Saturday, saying the Premier League title was still a distant dream.

“We finally started 2017 tonight but we should not go nuts immediately,” the Liverpool manager said.

“What would you think about me now if I said I think we can catch Chelsea?” he asked. “Crazy? Ambitious? Maybe you can believe I am not too interested in that.

“Chelsea do not look at the moment as if they are going to struggle, but if they do someone could still catch them. What we must do now is to win as many of our games as possible.”

Klopp also lavished praise on forward Sadio Mané after the Senegal international scored two first-half goals.

“He could have had more,” Klopp said. “Of course we missed him in January, anyone would, but that’s only part of the truth. We knew we had to show a reaction today, we knew we had to show fight, and we did, right from the start.

“Everyone was waiting for a game like this. Sadio was fantastic, but so were Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino, still sprinting after 90 minutes. Now we have shown what we can still do, we have to use the rest of the season well and maximise our position."

 

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