Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has spoken out on team’s priorities. German coach has spoken out also on Pep Guardiola’s statement, that Manchester City want to fight for all possible titles.
“I know Pep said already that he prefers to be in four competitions. Yeah, I would prefer the same,” Klopp said (via LiverpoolECHO).
“There’s no advantage. If you have all your players available it’s brilliant that you can play them always, it’s really good.
“But we didn’t come through December without injuries. I think if you want to put a bet on having three centre-halves injured in the same moment, you could win a lot of money.
“It usually doesn’t happen but here it happened and was a bit of bad luck. That makes it quite a bit tricky but that’s all and now we have to use our situation.
“Why should we compare it with other situations? When does the Champions League start? February? It’s not even a month away and then we talk again completely differently.
“Other teams played more games, they are still in competitions, but they can deal with it, you can see it. We could deal with it as well with the right number of players.
“You can do a lot of wrong things when you have a week to train – that’s possible! You have to use the time and be in the best shape – understand the job right, understand the challenge right, and go for it. That’s our job.” he added.
Liverpool will face Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.