‘Who cares about points in December?’ Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool have long way to go in title race

Jurgen Klopp said it is seasons and not years that really matter as his Liverpool side closed 2019 with a spectacular record.

The Reds have taken 98 points from just 37 Premier League games and been beaten only once over the past 12 months.

They have also won the Champions League and Club World Cup and were just a point behind Man City in last season’s title race.

Jurgen Klopp insists the Premier League title race is not over

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Jurgen Klopp insists the Premier League title race is not over

2019 has been a year the ages for Liverpool but Klopp insists they will not be taking anything for granted.

Their 1-0 win against Wolves restored their lead at the top of the table to 13 points, with Leicester their closest challengers and Manchester City a point further back. And the Reds still have a game in hand on both those sides.

Klopp, however, is not looking at the table just yet.

“If it would be easy to win the amount of games we have done then more teams would have done it. It’s not easy. We have to fight with all we have,” he said.

“But there is a long way to go for all of us. Everybody asks me what it was like in 2019: my 2019 team was brilliant but that’s not important, we count seasons, not years.

“The 2019-20 season is not over. We are halfway there. There are 19 games to play. That’s a lot and probably 19 of them will be like this, for different reasons.

“We will be facing teams who will fighting for the league for all they have, and the fight for the Champions League and Europa League has opened up again.

“We have to be ready. Who cares about points in December? We have just created a basis we can work with from now on.”

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Liverpool’s next Premier League match is at home to Sheffield United on Thursday, January 2 – LIVE on talkSPORT.

Following an FA Cup clash with Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday, they will then travel to Tottenham and play Man United at Anfield in a tough run of league fixtures.