Are Man City out of the title race? See what Klopp has to say about Manchester City

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Manchester City are now fourth in the Premier League table, having suffered a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Wednesday night. The Cityzens are four points behind Liverpool in second place, and six points behind leaders, Arsenal.

However, Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Guardiola’s team remains a title contender despite dropping points in four consecutive matches.

Klopp said: “We will see that. I don’t know if they lose or whatever, if somebody would write City off, that would be the biggest joke in the history of football, that really makes no sense.

“Arsenal is obviously fighting, had a similar experience as we had a few days before – it feels really good; anyway you have to play the next game from the start again and it’s 0-0 and not 4-3 already and you don’t score a late goal and can take that into the next game.

“Aston Villa is incredible. United is there, don’t play yet maybe exactly the football whoever wants it, I’m not sure, the media or whatever, some arguments – but they have points like crazy, so they are around.

“Chelsea, I’m not sure if they’re coming still. All these kind of things and you have to play them anyway. Who cares where they are? We have to play them and they are incredibly strong, the league is incredibly strong.

“You need to be lucky to get through difficult moments – with injuries especially. So I have no clue where this will end up.”