By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Having lost just once in their Bundesliga campaign so far, Bayern Munich possess a commanding nine point lead over second-placed Bayer Leverkusen while defending champions Borussia Dortmund are 12 points off the mark in third.
Speaking to WAZ, Klopp conceded that the Bavarian side have all but sewn up the championship and his team were prepared to settle for a second or third-placed finish.
"At this point, you can't take away the championship title from Bayern. You can't take it away, they can only give it away themselves. I'm afraid they're not going to do that," Klopp said.
"The second place would be superb, the third place would be more than fine. Below that, we are moving into territories where we wouldn't really feel comfortable."
Although Dortmund have put on some impressive performances in the Champions League, emerging from a group consisting of Real Madrid, Ajax and Manchester City as overall leaders, the club have come under heavy criticism for their inconsistent domestic form. Klopp urged the squad to use the winter break as a chance to start afresh and put together a winning run for the rest of their league campaign.
"I think it's understandable that we will be in this form sometimes. My players are only human. Sometimes you forget necessities," he explained.
"On the other hand, we have shown in many games what we are capable of. We now need to constantly bring that to the table. Then we will play a successful second half of the season."