Klopp refuses to give up on the title race after Liverpool FC win over Brentford.

Liverpool FC bounced back to winning ways with a 3-0 win against Brentford on Sunday afternoon.

Klopp and ledt back Robertson shake hands after Liverpool moved into second spot in the Premier League with a win over Brentford at Anfield (Getty)
Liverpool have moved into second after Premier League win over Brentford at Anfield (Getty)

A delighted Jurgen Klopp refused to give up on the title race, saying “an 11 point (lead), in a normal world nothing happens anymore - but what is normal now?!

“This is not the moment to talk about the title race, if we would do something like this we wouldn’t do it in public, but people are with us, they are willing to enjoy the ride.” Liverpool, who were without Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita, and Sadio Mane, secured a compelling win over Brentford on Sunday to move into the second spot in the Premier League standings, 11 points behind table-toppers Manchester City, who have now registered 12 league wins on the trot.

Goals from Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Takumi Minamino were enough to earn the win on Klopp's 350th game in charge as Reds boss, with the German having the best win record of any manager in the club’s history. After the victory over the Bees at Anfield, Klopp asserted: "It's extremely uncomfortable to play against Brentford to be honest. They usually play differently but the way they play against us is really difficult. There were so many moments where the ball was in the air and the moment it was on the ground we had to start playing football. It was not always fluent but that's how it is very often - the set-pieces can be the opener. That was the case today. We could have scored maybe before, but then the next two goals were outstanding.

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"Unfortunately Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rolled his ankle. I hope it's not serious but that was a shadow on the game. "The set-pieces were really good today. You need patience. You cannot lose focus or get sloppy. You have to stay full of desire even when you don't find direction. We had to switch sides, play it quickly, and do all these kinds of things. We really controlled it in the second half. That's good. "They changed [when Liverpool went 1-0 up] and took more risks. They had more players between the lines. We had two situations where we struggled a little bit with it. That's how it is. You have to adapt. That's what happens. We adapted to that really well and from that moment, controlled it. "Everyone is invited to score goals obviously always but the boys did really well. They worked extremely hard, that's what you have to do. You have to go for it and the boys did that."


Many have questioned how long the Bavarian will remain in charge of Liverpool, especially after guiding them for 350 matches. However, Klopp insists that there is a lot of work to be done at the Merseyside club and isn’t looking to call it a day just yet. "I'm happy," said Klopp when asked about his future after the game. "When I arrived in 2015, the picture looked completely different. "It has been intense times since then. Each little thing you do is really worth it because of the size, and the emotion of this club. It is like a family. "We want to stay like this. You are not always lucky. I am lucky. We are far away from finishing the book so we will keep writing and see where we end up."

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