Liverpool boss says no extra pressure on Premier League leaders

Jurgen Klopp a Liverpool manager says his side is having "no extra pressure" as they start into the 2nd half of the whole phase top of the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp a Liverpool manager says his side is having “no extra pressure” as they start into the 2nd half of the whole phase top of the Premier League.

Before the fixtures of Dec-26 the Reds are 4-points ahead of Manchester City, the Champions.

Klopp’s side Liverpool is undefeated in the league and on Wednesday it will host Newcastle United (kick-off time-03:00PM GMT).

Klopp said: “There’s no celebration, no more happiness than before, only because now we are a few points ahead,”.

“Obviously we have played a very good season so far and it gives us a much better basis for the second part of the season than we had last year.

“That’s all. Nothing else.”

On Monday, the German boss said that “nobody should feel safe” in the race of winning the title of Premiere League and persisted Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea – who are on 3rd, 4rth and 5th position respectively – to continue to exist in the race with twenty more matches to play.

In 8 of the previous ten seasons, the leaders have continued in order to win the Premier League on the Christmas Day.

Klopp further said: “A lot of things can happen. Always in the moment you think you’re OK – then something happens and it is not OK any more.

“We all have to fight. We all have to be focused, not nervous.

“If you want to have guarantees, go for another sport. If you want to enjoy the ride, to try everything you can to be as successful as possible – welcome. Let’s go for it.

“I’m really relaxed. There’s no extra pressure on us because of a four-point gap. These kind of poker games we do not play.”

The Reds is 11 points ahead from Arsenal and Chelsea while Liverpool is 6 points ahead from Spurs after winning by 6-2 on Sunday at Everton.

Klopp said especially about the game of Newcastle and the throng at Anfield: “Everyone’s in Christmas mood, apart from us. We are not in a Christmas mood.

“Everyone in England wants Boxing Day games. Good. But don’t be in a Christmas mood on Boxing Day – come in for those one and a half hours and and give us all that you have.

“We need again an exceptional atmosphere to beat a very difficult to beat team. Nothing is taken for granted. If you think that, then that’s the moment things go wrong.”


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