Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has said he did not bother to check how Manchester City’s result two days ago after his boys come from behind to seal a 2-1 victory vs Aston Villa in stoppage time.
Both clubs are the top 2 in the EPL and they had to fight for their points this weekend, with Man City also struggling to win in their home clash vs Southampton.
Klopp has now come out to say he is not concentrating on the City match on Saturday because he is focusing on Genk in the Champions League during the week.
His words, “I never thought for a second about the Man City game and the Aston Villa game together,”
“I was never thinking, ‘We should win there because maybe we could lose next week’.
“I didn’t even ask about other Premier League results after our game. It’s not important. We play Genk and then we play Man City.
“Yes, it’s important [to win] at Aston Villa. The way they set up, it was really difficult. But we did it. Now we have to collect the bones and prepare for the next challenge against Genk.”
On the win vs Aston Villa, “As a top team, you always have to find a way,”
“If the centre is closed, then it makes sense to use the wing. But if you use the wing constantly, then usually the centre opens up a little bit.
“Our plan isn’t to pass the ball wide and then get it into the box. If you have situations like this, then it’s not a bad idea. But it’s not like a long-ball idea where you are [always] hitting it long and going for the second ball.
“It’s just one option for us and it’s difficult to defend. Everybody can be compact and they are allowed to be really deep, that makes it really difficult and you want to come in behind their last line.
“But I haven’t analysed [all the] other teams so far this season. With Man City, we’ll have a look next week. Maybe there will be a crossing championship next week, we will see!”
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