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‘It’s still possible’: Klopp warns City as Liverpool stay in EPL title race

LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his side can still win this season’s Premier League title ahead of Manchester City.

The Reds came from behind last night to defeat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s Stadium, cutting the deficit to City in the table to one point.

With just one round of games left, City are the favourites to claim their fourth Premier League title in five years, but Klopp has not given up.

City host Aston Villa, coached by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, while Klopp’s team welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers, both games on Sunday when the Premier League season comes to a close.

“If I was in the other situation, then I don’t feel like I am champion already, that is how it is,” Klopp said after Takumi Minamino and Joel Matip scored to cancel out Nathan Redmond’s early opening goal for Southampton.

“From my point of view, in second you are thinking that of course City will win that game. But it is football. We have to first win our game. It is not like we are talking about Wolves like they are not there. It is possible, not likely but possible. That is enough.”

Klopp made nine changes to the team that beat Chelsea on penalties to win the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday and praised the squad, comparing those who came into his team to ‘Ferraris in the garage’.

“I am so happy about the performance. It was a bit touching,” the German added. “You think: ‘Wow, these boys.’ It is like having Ferraris in the garage. You let them out and they do it like this. Harvey [Elliott], I’m not sure the last time he played; Curtis (Jones) no rhythm, he has only played from time to time; Takumi Minamino, it is a crime he is not playing more often. Alex (Oxlade-Chamberlain) did not even play and he is in outstanding shape. It is really tough for the boys sometimes. Whatever happens this year happens because of this group.”

Liverpool are still in the hunt for an unprecedented quadruple of Carabao Cup, FA Cup (which they have already won), Premier League and UEFA Champions League.

They face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris on 28 May.

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