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Jurgen Klopp slammed for "lying" about Man City in new interview

Jurgen Klopp slammed for "lying" about Man City in new interview

Jurgen Klopp's claim about Manchester City has caused a serious stir online.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been accused of lying about Manchester City in a new interview.

City have dominated the Premier League under Pep Guardiola, having won four out of the last five titles.

At present the treble winners find themselves in fourth spot following a four-game winless run that featured three consecutive draws and a defeat to high-flying Aston Villa on Wednesday.

City are four points off Liverpool and six points behind league leaders Arsenal, causing Klopp to make an admission that the title race is a "bit closer" this time around.

Speaking to TNT Sports, Klopp said: "Usually at this time of year, City are 15 points ahead... this time it looks a bit closer, and rightly so."

However, Klopp's comments are not quite accurate as City tend to step up in the latter stages of the season and they have never been 15 points clear at a similar stage in recent times.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

In 2019/20, when Klopp's Liverpool won the league, City were 11 points behind.

A year on and City were actually down in sixth - six points adrift of Liverpool - before they found their form and regain their crown.

City did lead after 15 games in 2021/22 but were only ahead of Liverpool by one point.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

And around a year ago, they led Arsenal by just a single point before doing the business when it mattered.

One fan replied: "That’s just a complete and utter falsehood though. Why would he just make that up."

A second said: "Strange thing to say."

A third fan commented: "Weird lie."

A fourth fumed: "What a properly weird thing to make up."

A fifth person didn't hold back, writing: "Surely he doesn’t actually believe this blatant lie? Probably too busy fist bumping the crowd to take a look at the table in previous seasons."

City did have a healthy lead in their 100-point campaign in 2017/18, but eight-point was the margin between them and Manchester United.

The Blues return to action on Sunday against Luton Town in what is now a must-win fixture.

Liverpool find themselves in the early kick-off against Crystal Palace.

Featured Image Credit: Getty & TNT Sports

Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Manchester City, Premier League, Fan Reactions