Jurgen Klopp shrugs off claims Liverpool and Manchester City are in a two-horse race for the Premier League title as German insists ‘nothing is guaranteed’ as his side look to return to the top of the table
- Liverpool visit Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon
- The Reds sit second while City are five points behind in 12th after one less game
- The two sides have dominated the top flight over the past few seasons
- Jurgen Klopp believes a number of teams have a legitimate chance this season
City and Liverpool have dominated the Premier League the past few seasons, with Pep Guardiola‘s City claiming the title in 2018-19 with 98 points to Liverpool’s 97.
Klopp’s side coasted to the title last term, finishing 18 points ahead of second-place City, and the two teams are once again billed as the favourites to compete for the crown in this campaign.
Jurgen Klopp does not believe the Premier League will be a two-horse race this season
‘Yes, it always was (more than a two-horse race),’ Klopp told Sky Sports, echoing the sentiments of Guardiola, who is also expecting a wide open race.
‘Until a specific point, it was last year for a very long time at least a three-horse race… Nothing is guaranteed. I don’t think about us as one of the two teams, I think about us as a team that has to do a lot of things right to be successful.
‘If we look back at the previous two years, they were impressive for both teams… but that doesn’t mean this year we have the ticket to do it again, everybody has a chance.’
Liverpool, who trail league-leaders Southampton on goal difference, will have the opportunity to return to the top of the table when they face City, who are in 12th, later on Sunday.
Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s (R) Man City have dominated over the past few seasons