Liverpool Update: Klopp concedes title defence, Salah promise to fans, Guardiola highlights a key issue

Jurgen Klopp reaction, after Liverpool won Premier League

Klopp concedes title defence

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has finally conceded the Premier League title hopes after his side’s 3-1 defeat to Leicester City.

The reigning champions are now 13 points adrift of league leaders Manchester City who have a game in hand.

The Liverpool manager seemed devastated with his team’s performance against Leicester and it will be interesting to see if he can help his side regain their form in the coming months.

The Reds are stuck in a rough patch right now and they will have to improve a lot if they want to finish in the top four.

When asked by Sky Sports News if he had conceded the title, Klopp responded: “Yes. I can’t believe, but yes. I don’t think we can close the gap this year, to be honest. We have to win football games, and a large part of our game today was very good.”

Salah promises the Reds will continue to fight

Meanwhile Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has made a promise to the Liverpool fans after the side’s faltering title defence.

The Egyptian promised that the players will fight for the fans until the very end.

He tweeted: “It’s been a tough period for many reasons. We are champions and we will fight like champions, until the very end. We will not allow this season to be defined by the recent results we’ve had. That is my promise to all of you.”

Guardiola highlights Liverpool weakness

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has now pointed out the main reason behind Liverpool’s decline in form this season.

The Spaniard believes that Liverpool still have the quality across the pitch but they have not been as clinical in the box.

The Reds have missed plenty of chances and the likes of Sadio Mane and a Roberto Firmino are partly responsible for that.

Although Salah has been outstanding so far the other two have failed to hit their lofty heights this season.

“In the boxes they are not as clinical as they were before but the quality of their team is still there,” he said. “As a spectator, I always enjoy watching Liverpool.”