Jurgen Klopp responded to Pep Guardiola’s suggestion that he might compare Manchester’s opponents with poker players to give Manchester the potential number one decision on Chelsea to rest the players.
Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday night, which means that if Manchester City fail to win Chelsea on Thursday, Manchester City will give up the Premier League crown.
Guardiola suggested that he can rest players at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Sunday’s Newcastle action Manchester City’s fight to retain the FA Cup provides a more realistic silverware route.
With a 5-0 victory over Burnley on Monday, Guardiola made eight changes to the team that defeated Arsenal 3-0 five days ago, like Raheem Sterling and Kevin. A role like Kevin de Bruyne is limited to one substitute.
But Klopp did not convince Guardiola to help Frank Lampard take the fourth place in Liverpool̵7;s team selection.
Klopp said when asked if he thought Pep Guardiola would appease top players: “Pepper, he should probably play poker.”
Klopp’s team has blown away Manchester City’s Premier League title this season, but the Liverpool boss insists he has the greatest respect for the Reds’ opponents.
He said: “Manchester City, I can no longer respect them.” “What an incredible football team. I really like the football they play. We are different. We can’t be like Manchester City.”
At the same time, Klopp cheered Liverpool’s “outstanding” and “amazing” teams as they prepared for their first league title in 30 years.
After Liverpool swept the palace aside in a one-sided match at Anfield, Klopp said happily: “My children are having a good time on the court.”
“The atmosphere on the pitch is incredible. It’s amazing, it’s amazing, I like it very much.
“You should not underestimate how much this team wants.
“The attitude and enthusiasm shown are exceptional, as are some footballs.
“These are excellent goals and I will not choose one.
“The backpressure is amazing. Towards the end, we have four players who put pressure on a poor court player as if he were the only ball on the planet.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah’s first half goals and Fabinho and Sadio Mane’s second half strike will The palace dragged aside.
Salah said: “Since I came here, I said I want to win the Premier League. We haven’t won the game in a long time. Now is the time for us to win.”
If Manchester City beat Chelsea on Thursday night, Liverpool could avoid the victory at Etihad next Thursday and win the championship.
“The reason I watch Manchester City is not because we are likely to become champions, but because we are going to play next week and Chelsea will also be playing. I have to watch,” Klopp smiled.
“We have no plans for celebrations or any other events. It will happen when it happens.”
As long as there was no preferred goalkeeper Vincente Guaita, Palace had long since lost Wilfried Zaha, and never posed any remote threat to the champion.
Palace owner Roy Hodgson said: “Liverpool’s aspirations and determination are surprising. I congratulate them on having achieved two amazing seasons.”
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