Klopp surrenders Liverpool title ‘dream’

first_imgLiverpool Klopp surrenders Liverpool ‘dream’ but still chasing ‘fantastic’ target Chris Burton 18:54 12/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Everton Getty Images Liverpool Jürgen Klopp Premier League The Reds boss believes a top-four finish will be a good achievement for the Reds, with Champions League qualification now the sole target for 2017-18 Jurgen Klopp concedes that Liverpool have failed to deliver on title-chasing dreams, but feels a top-four finish will be “fantastic”.The Reds entered 2017-18 hoping to stake a claim for the English top-flight crown.They have, however, been blown away, alongside the vast majority of their rivals, as Manchester City have enjoyed domestic dominance. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Klopp has already conceded that the chasing pack are now battling for second spot, with Champions League qualification representing the height of their ambition.The German is, though, prepared to accept that consolation prize, telling reporters in the wake of a thrilling 3-3 draw with Arsenal: “This year, I don’t think that anyone apart from Manchester City and maybe Manchester United are thinking too much about how they can win the league.“We have to qualify for the Champions League. We have to finish as high as possible.Roberto Firmino Liverpool“It looks like we could be second, third or fourth this year, that’s a fantastic situation. Not the dream but a fantastic situation.“That’s what we are working on and for this we have to improve in all departments.”Liverpool’s defensive frailties have been exposed on a regular basis this season, with that the department most in need of improvement.An inability to keep things tight at the back once again cost them at Arsenal, with the Gunners turning a game the Reds had controlled for long periods on its head with three goals in the space of five minutes.Stalemate at Emirates Stadium has kept Liverpool looking over their shoulder in the battle for Champions League spots.Klopp’s side sit fourth in the table, but Tottenham and Arsenal are only one point back while surprise package Burnley are just three points adrift and still very much in the hunt. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img

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