Jurgen Klopp has explained why he is on zen mode in the heat of the PL race this season.
“So after two years now getting this question all the time when we were close enough that it might have made some sense, I just don’t see it in the moment. Look, you have to win football games,” Klopp told his pre-match press conference.
“If you do that often enough then there is a specific moment in the season when it’s clear: ‘OK, now we go for it.’ We were, in the last two years, in that situation.
“In the moment we are not so why should we think about it? What we have to think about is to collect enough points that it might happen in April or May again, but I don’t know yet so why should we only think about it?
“We only think about it because we got asked but it’s not important – it’s not what drives you, what gets us up every morning or drives us through the day [that] without being so close to City or whoever is top of the table then we don’t like football or we think it’s not worth working or whatever.
“That’s not the case. We really try hard in a very, very tricky season and we will continue trying 100 per cent – and Sunday the next time.”