Securing a top-four finish was now Liverpool’s main target acknowledged Jurgen Klopp after his side was thrashed 4-1 by Manchester City at Anfield.
Klopp insisted that he was satisfied with his side’s display despite the poor outcome, speaking to Sky Sports after the match.
The outcome leaves the table-topping Cityzens 10 points behind them, who still have a game in hand against all of their closest rivals.
“We played really good football. I really liked it. In the first half we played really good football,” he said. “Against City, it doesn’t mean you are 2-0 or 3-0 up it only means you’re in the game. I’m not sure what the possession was but it was for sure not what it’s like usually for City.”
“Start of the second half, City changed their system slightly to a 4-4-2. It’s a little adaptation in the end but at that start of the second half we didn’t give enough options to play and gave the first goal away.”
“They scored that goal, we scored the equalizer, which at that moment it looked like the game could now go in our direction. We looked really good again.”
Klopp was also asked whether achieving Champions League qualification was now his team’s principal target, to which he responded: “That is, of course, our main target, that is clear. We will try everything.”
“There are enough games to play to secure that – but we have to win games and tonight we didn’t.”