Klopp not looking further than second

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has already given up on the Premier League title, but is aiming for the runners-up spot behind Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side lead the standings by 11 point over second-placed Manchester United, while the Reds are 18 points behind the leaders.

"This season nobody is really fighting any more for the title," Klopp said. "I don't think United are.

"We will all try to come as close as possible but if City doesn't have any drop then they will probably win it so does that mean all the others have to stop?

"To be the best of the rest could be a fantastic target. So it is to try to have the best position in the table which for us for the last – I don't know how many years – is probably third or second."

Klopp compared the situation to his experience with Borussia Dortmund, when Bayern Munich dominated Bundesliga.

"We cannot chase City," he added, "like we couldn't chase Bayern in these times but we could have beaten them in the Champions league final – that's 100 percent.

"We were not worse, it was an open game and nobody saw in this game a team 25 points ahead. We didn't play a bad season, we got to the Champions League final and had some of our best moments in our life in that campaign."