Liverpool have lost steam on the lead at the top of the Premier League table following their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.
However, Jurgen Klopp is adamant he hasn’t become “nervous” about the threat of Manchester City after Liverpool’s title challenge suffered a massive setback.
After Liverpool’s loss at the Emirates, it meant Manchester City remain five points behind the Reds but now have two games in hand, the first of which is at Brentford on Monday night.
Asked about being worried about Pep Guardiola’s side, Klopp said: “If you want to find a specialist who becomes champion of England then I’m probably not the right person to ask as most of the time we have finished second, I’m sorry to say that.
“You have to win football games, I know that, as many as you can. Today would have been a great but if you can only become champion without losing any games, then that becomes really tricky.
“At the final whistle I didn’t think a second about the amount of games of Manchester City and who they will play. Not for a second. We have to play to our potential and deal with difficulties in the games and around the games. And play our soul on the pitch, if you want, and we see where it ends up. There’s no guarantee.
“I haven’t become nervous because of two games in hand for City. We always expect City to win all their games, to be 100% honest. We don’t even have to watch them. That’s all fine. For us, nothing really has changed. We’d have loved to win here, or get a point, but for the whole 90 minutes we were not good enough. We just have to congratulate Arsenal for the three points.”