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Jurgen Klopp makes “perfect season” admission about Manchester City

Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp appeals during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Manchester City are not having a “perfect season”. Pep Guardiola’s side are currently topping the Premier League table with 59 points. They are 10 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United.

The Citizens have 25 games unbeaten run. Moreover, they won their last 13 Premier League games. Klopp has explained how peculiar has this season been and how hard it is to stay on the same level they achieved last year, as well as suggesting City don’t need to be near-faultless like his side was in the last campaign.

“It’s just difficult. The season he played before, was very difficult to play for such a young boy,” Klopp told DAZN Brasil. “The only problem we have in the world, and not only football, we expect always the best. Always perfection. Someone’s not delivering, then it’s like ‘why is that happening?’.”

Then Klopp himself changed the subject to the Premier League title race.

“Sometimes it’s just impossible because we’re human beings. And we’re always… not only Trent, or myself, or you, we’re all our biggest enemies. We all have to fight ourselves a lot of times. And if the circumstances aren’t perfect it’s difficult to play a perfect season. If you want to win the league, you must play a perfect season. As perfect as possible. This year, maybe, you must not play a perfect season, because, maybe if Manchester City win the league, it was for sure not a perfect season for them. But you have to be close to perfection. That’s really tricky.”

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