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Wenger makes Premier League title claim.

Jurgen Klopp at the King Power Stadium [Getty]
Jurgen Klopp at the King Power Stadium [Getty]

Arsene Wenger says Liverpool’s title chances are over after they were defeated 3-1 by Leicester City on Saturday.

The former Arsenal manager believes the Merseyside club have no chance of catching Manchester City, who are now seven points clear at the top of the English top-flight with a game in hand.

When quizzed whether he feels Jurgen Klopp's Reds can still spring up a surprise, Wenger told beIN SPORTS : "No, I don't think so.

"Man City is 10 points ahead, has one game in-hand, they look to be on a run and I don't think with 14 games to go, you can catch 13 points against a top team.

"I never seen it, 13 points. If it was eight to nine, yes, but if Man City win their game in-hand, 13 points - it's impossible."

The league defeat to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon was Liverpool’s third on the trot.

Despite taking the lead through Mohamed Salah in the 67th minute, the champions collapsed as they conceded three goals from James Maddison, Jamie Vardy, and Harvey Barnes within seven minutes.

And, following the enthralling tie that took place at the King Power stadium yesterday, Klopp conceded that the Reds are no longer in the title hunt when asked the question in his post-match press conference.

“It was a really, really good football game. They were one position ahead of us, maybe now more, I don’t know, but on the pitch that was not obvious,” the German said as the Mirror quoted.

“We were the clear dominant side. We played the football we wanted to play, we avoided their counter-attacks, we did pretty much everything we had to do.

“We scored a really nice goal, had more chances but that’s normal. We have to work harder in our situation to create more chances to get more goals.

“But the game was really good then you concede these two goals, and the third one obviously lose the ball too easy and one pass, they are done.

“That’s something I don’t like because we were obviously much too open in that moment. I told the boys already that’s not OK.

“But that’s the situation we are in.”

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