Klopp plays down title talk after Liverpool beat Chelsea

Date published: Saturday 31st October 2015 4:08

Jurgen Klopp: Manager delighted with victory at Chelsea

Jurgen Klopp played down suggestions Liverpool could challenge for the title this season after the Reds’ eye-catching win at Chelsea.

Philippe Coutinho struck twice and substitute Christian Benteke added a third as Liverpool increased the pressure on Jose Mourinho with a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

However Klopp – who replaced Brendan Rodgers in the Anfield hot seat earlier this month – scoffed when asked whether his side could win the Premier League title.

“Oh please. Are you crazy?” he replied.

“I’ve been here three weeks, round about. You think after one win at Chelsea we should think about this?

“We don’t think about this. We have to think about the next game, about improving our game and our style. We can do much better than today.”

The German also refuted suggestions that Brazillian midfielder Lucas should have been sent off for a second bookable offence with the score still 1-1 – a decision an animated Mourinho was evidently unhappy with.

“If you think in England, where many situations are sometimes a little bit strange when nobody uses the whistle… in a situation like this was it a sure yellow card? I’m not sure it was a foul,” he added.

“But if you want to win at Chelsea, you need a little bit of luck. Maybe in this situation we had a little bit of luck. Nobody knows if they would win with 10 against 11. It’s not guaranteed.”

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