By 90Min
April 27, 2019

Jurgen Klopp has mirrored Pep Guardiola's disinterest for his rival's results, suggesting he is paying no attention to Manchester City's crucial Burnley fixture this weekend. 

The Liverpool boss has instead claimed he is fully focused on his own side's upcoming Champions League semi-final with Barcelona. 

Manchester City's manager Guardiola claimed he'd be watching the golf rather than keeping an eye on the Red's results last month. Klopp returned the favour by switching focus to their own fixtures when quizzed about his rival's remaining games.

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"Why should we think where City could slip? We don’t have to think about those things," Klopp said via the Express. “We are happy with the points we have and now we are focused on the next game.

“We have Newcastle and Wolves - a really difficult team to play against. If we have 97 points then let's go for it. It will still be history. We have to create our own history. Let’s carry on and see.”


Liverpool engineered a resounding 5-0 victory over relegated Huddersfield on Friday a result that puts the pressure back on Manchester City. Klopp referred to the performance from that game as 'perfect' and insisted his side must now switch focus to the Champions League tie with Barcelona

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That semi-final fixture could be crucial as the winner of the clash will be the strong favourite to go on to lift the Champions League. Liverpool reached the final last year but suffered disappointment as they were undone by a dominant Real Madrid side, who lifted the trophy for a third year running.

Klopp also finished runner-up in the competition with his former club Borussia Dortmund and lost the Europa League final in his first season at Liverpool. European competitions remain a blotch on his record and the German will no doubt go all out, with arguably his best chance to date, to win the tournament.  

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