Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted his surprise at fans of rival teams not wanting the Reds to win the league, but says he doesn't waste his time thinking about it.
Since disappointment in last season's Champions League final, Liverpool have been in impressive form and look to be in pole position in the title race. Klopp's men have lost just once all season, with that defeat coming at the Etihad earlier in January.
However, fans of other Premier League teams have been vocal on social media about how they are rooting against Liverpool's title challenge.
They complain the most, yet they always get favoured in the controversial decisions. Liverpool fans are a special breed.— ™ (@Tacticomotion_) January 12, 2019
No wonder everybody wants City to win the league.
Klopp was seemingly unaware of such a movement, but he responded to those wishing for Liverpool's downfall.
“I love winning because of winning and not because someone else has to lose,” Klopp said as reported by the Independent. “I cannot take a personal boost from winning and thinking they lost. I am not like that."
"If people think like that and gain something out of the fact that we will not win the league, I feel for them. I cannot use them for motivation because they are not people I am interested in to be honest. It is a waste of time for me to think of anybody losing something.”
“If you win it, you win it and you deserve to,” he continued. “Congratulations. Carry on. That is how I see it.
"Unfortunately, I don’t know enough people in England and the people I do know even if they are Evertonians and know me personally they think if not us then you can win it: it is still Liverpool.
"I don’t know who thinks like that about us, but probably in Manchester there are not a lot of Liverpool supporters.”