Liverpool regained their five point lead at the top of the premier league table after a hard fought victory over Chelsea and Klopp has insisted he is not sleeping over Manchester City.
Manchester City faced a shocking defeat at Norwich last weekend but have shaken it off by thrashing Watford 8-0 this weekend. Klopp was not worried about City form ahead of his own trip to Stamford bridge.
Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino was enough to seal the victory and claim all three points away at Chelsea. Liverpool have so far kept their 100% record this season with six wins out of six matches.
According to the Telegraph, when asked about his reaction to City win, Liverpool manager Klopp said: “I wanted to see the goals. I saw a two-minute, 50 seconds summary after I left the training pitch.
“Eight goals and two crossbars. I need to watch it fully to really understand it.
“For Watford it was a tough day. If it can happen against any team in the world it will be City. We had a similar situation when we lost there I think 5-0. If you have 10 men the worst place in the world is Manchester City. I slept pretty well.”
Klopp reiterated his belief that City are the best team in the world but praised his team resilient effort to see out the game after N’Golo Kante pulled a goal back for Chelsea.
“I shouldn’t be surprised about the character of my team anymore to be honest,” said Klopp. “We expect to fight for everything these days. So we have a big job to do in a really difficult league. Everybody thinks we should be first or second, so we have to play the football for it.
“We don’t think about these things we just play football to win football games. Without character life is difficult, but football is impossible, The boys fought really hard. There is no other way to win here. It’s a big one, really.”