Manchester City are the only side who can stop themselves from retaining the Premier League title, says Jurgen Klopp.
The Liverpool boss takes his team to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday and they will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table.
While they remain the only side in the top flight not to have suffered a defeat this season, Klopp has urged his side to remain focused on themselves.
“I would say we are always motivated at the highest level. If we try to be motivated more after City lose – it doesn’t really work,” he said.
“We are concentrated on our situation. We are in December and Tottenham are only six points behind and we play them still. Even Arsenal and Chelsea are so close.
“Why should we only think about one opponent, like we are not the only ones who can stop City?
“Only City can stop City to be honest. We have to play our own game and get as many points as possible.”
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are in great form and have won their last three matches. I
t is their form against the top sides which has impressed the most, having beaten Chelsea and taking points from Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United.
“It’s an outstanding project, what they did last year in the Championship,” he said.
“Very often in the Championship you go up with this ‘old school British football’. It’s a tough league and it makes sense to do it. The only two teams who have done it differently are Wolves and Huddersfield. It’s unbelievable what they did.
“They brought in a lot of players and need a bit of time. They are now really strong, winning their last four – that’s a good run.
“We have to go there and really be at our best again.
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“I saw the City game and of course City were better and the goal Wolves scored that day was handball, but the way they defended as a team was really impressive. That’s the job we have to do.”