Klopp has no explanation for how Liverpool have earned ‘insane’ lead at top of table

Date published: Saturday 15th February 2020 7:57

Jurgen Klopp admitted he has no idea how Liverpool have gained such a large lead in the title race as they close in on a first Premier League trophy.

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the table to 25 points with a hard-fought win at Carrow Road, leaving them needing just five more wins to wrap up the Premier League title.

Sadio Mane came on to score the winner upon his return from a brief injury layoff, arrowing past Tim Krul with a fierce left-footed shot.

Klopp told Sky Sports: It was a difficult game for different reasons. The wind, the organisation of the opponent and the way we played first half made it tricky for us.

“The distance between the line was too big, too early with the long ball, no second player around to collect the second ball. It was not exactly like we wanted to do.

“The counter press was not there because we didn’t push up enough, so football. We still had nice situations, good set pieces but not really much more.

“Fabinho coming on was very important for the organisation. Sadio was fresh and he helped us to win the game, which was outstanding. I have to watch the goal back but I’m pretty sure it was a fantastic finish.

“I could tell in all the players faces that they weren’t nervous, they were enjoying it, and if one team was going to score it was going to be us.

“We protected against the counter attack well too. It’s really all about the these wonderful football players.

“The gap is so insane, I don’t really understand it. I’m not smart enough. I’ve not had that before. It’s outstanding, it’s so difficult.

“I go back into the changing room and we chat about the things and then I’m like oh, but congratulations. We won the game, another three points.”

 

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