There can only be one! – Klopp says City and Liverpool both deserve title

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp applauds the travelling fans.

Pep Guardiola claimed on Wednesday that both Manchester City and Liverpool deserve to win the Premier League title, and Jurgen Klopp agrees.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp agrees with his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola that neither of their clubs deserve to end up second in the Premier League title race.

Just one point separates the two teams with three games to play after the current champions moved back top with a 2-0 win over city rivals Manchester United on Wednesday.

After that game, Guardiola said both City and second-placed Liverpool warrant a title for their performances this season.

Klopp agreed with that notion and compared the situation to the warriors who fought to the death in 1980s film ‘Highlander’.

Asked at a news conference whether both teams deserve to win the title, Klopp said: “Yep, still will not happen, probably! It’s like Highlander, only one of us will be there at the end!

“We don’t only play for being champion at the end of the season. Yes, it’s a big target and we are pretty close and have a chance. But it’s the first time, not the last time.

“Just because the club and the people are waiting for a long time, that doesn’t make it any more likely. It is rather surprising because last season we were 25 points behind.

“That’s really good, that’s all I can say about it. It’s all good. We have to carry on but only one team will be champion.

“There’s three games left. We want to win them. Huddersfield, Newcastle, Wolves. That’s the situation.

“If we win it, we win it. If we don’t, there are no regrets as long as we give our best.

“I’ve seen that all season. However the season ends up, this is the first step.”

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne but Klopp insists that the Italy international is not a target.

“We will not sign Lorenzo Insigne,” he added. “He is a very good player but he has a long-term contract at Napoli.

“Our eyes are always open. We always look. What happens if and when but nothing to say in the moment.”

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