Jurgen Klopp reveals how he reacted to Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Jun 2020 11:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Comment Jurgen Klopp reveals how he reacted to Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal Advertisement Jurgen Klopp’s side are preparing to face Merseyside rivals Everton this weekend (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal highlighted the current strength of Liverpool’s Premier League rivals and proved to him that it will be a near-impossible task emulating the same level of dominance that Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side enjoyed.Goals from Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden secured a comprehensive 3-0 win for City at an empty Etihad on Wednesday night but Pep Guardiola’s champions are still 22 points adrift of leaders Liverpool. While the Reds look certain to end their painful 30-year wait for the title, Klopp is remaining grounded about the situation and has been quick to rubbish any comparisons to some of the great English teams of the past. center_img City swept Arsenal aside at the Etihad in their first game back (Picture: Getty)The German predicts the likes of City, United and Chelsea will all be ready to provide stiff competition next season, with the Premier League stronger than it ever has been among the top teams.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t think it is possible to dominate anymore, to be honest,’ the Liverpool head coach said ahead of this weekend’s Merseyside derby.‘United had a pretty good combination, with an exceptional manager with a super eye for players and fantastic timing for how long you need a player in the team.‘The replacements he [Ferguson] got were always exceptional — and there was the money, too. The combination for United was really good. We must have done something right, obviously, until now. But we have to do these things — and probably even more — to stay successful.‘And believe me, the others will not stop. United will strike back and Chelsea are on the front foot in the transfer market while no-one else has done anything because the times are so uncertain.‘And when I saw Manchester City beat Arsenal, I asked how is it possible we have 22 more points than them?’ Ancelotti’s side play host to Liverpool at Goodison Park on Sunday evening (Picture: Getty)Liverpool will be confident of extending their lead over City with a victory over bitter rivals Everton on Sunday but Carlo Ancelotti insists his side are 100 per cent focussed for the clash. ‘We know that on Sunday we are going to play a very important game, so now we can say we have a 100 per cent focus,’ the Everton manager said. ‘The players improved their aerobic conditions a lot since we started to have open training on the full pitch and in the past ten days made a lot of progress.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsOn Everton choosing to train at Goodison Park ahead of the match, Ancelotti said: ‘It was organised to give the players the feeling of being at Goodison Park without the crowd. To check the pitch, with the new grass.‘It was a good training session and the intensity of the game was good. ‘We have to improve but we are using this week to do that and prepare the team as best as possible.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Jens Lehmann and Ter Stegen send messages to Bernd Leno after Arsenal’s defeat at BrightonMORE: Wayne Rooney gives Liverpool transfer advice after Timo Werner deal falls through Advertisementlast_img

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