Jurgen Klopp Looked Like He Was About To Tear Up As He Conceded Title Race Is Over
An emotional Jurgen Klopp conceded that the title race has gone for Liverpool after a 3-1 loss to Leicester City.
It leaves them in fourth position, 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who also have a game in hand against Everton in midweek.
And without even having a proper celebration with the supporters for last season's historic title win due to COVID-19, Klopp feels his side are no longer in the race after recent results.
He was asked in his post-match press conference and the German, who recently lost his mother, looked like he was about to burst into tears.
An emotional Jurgen Klopp has conceded the Premier League title :broken_heart: pic.twitter.com/amxZISu6cl
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 13, 2021
Reporter :speaking_head: "Are you conceding the title Jurgen?
Klopp :speaking_head: "Yes, I can't believe but yes."
Jurgen Klopp sounding devastated after admitting Liverpool can no longer fight for the Premier League title pic.twitter.com/KgNYeuzL4t
- Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 13, 2021
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This video is heartbreaking.
Kloppo :pensive::heart: pic.twitter.com/OIN5X0yqq5
- LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) February 13, 2021
"Yes. I can't believe it but yes," an emotional Klopp told the reporter.
He continued: "I don't think we can close the gap this year to be honest. We have to win football games and big parts of our football today was again really good.
"We have to avoid mistakes, avoid misunderstandings, we cannot avoid mistakes from VAR or stuff like these but all the rest, we have to avoid.
"Today, two situations we didn't do that so that's how they could score two goals."
Liverpool, having strolled to the title last year, now face a fight to secure Champions League football for next season.
Chelsea and West Ham are both just a point behind going into their next fixtures, with Everton only three points off their Merseyside rivals ahead of an upcoming meeting at Anfield.
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