Liverpool not so far off matching in-form Man City, says Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his side aren’t far away from reaching Manchester City‘s level.
City have enjoyed a superb start to the season, with Pep Guardiola’s team winning seven of their first eight Premier League games and playing some scintillating football in the process.

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Liverpool, meanwhile, have lacked consistency and have won just one of their last five league fixtures going into tomorrow’s game away to Tottenham Hotspur but Klopp feels that the Reds are capable of matching City in terms of both results and performances.

As reported by the Mirror, Klopp said: “I don’t compare City with us, but I think everyone can see we are not 500 miles away… but they fly!

“The way of football they play, I would say, is not something we are too far away from. But to be as clinical as they have been so far? We weren’t. That’s the thing.

“But we are still in the race.

“I don’t say already we should only fight for a top four place. Performance-wise we are a team that should be there, but now we have to get the results.”

Even though Sadio Mane is injured Liverpool have some very impressive attacking players at their disposal, with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino capable of tormenting opponents with their clever movement and slick passes.

Liverpool have created 118 chances in the Premier League this season, while they have retained possession well and have completed 81 per cent of their attempted passes.

Liverpool have an average shot accuracy of 45 per cent in the Premier League this season

 

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