Manchester City vs Liverpool is not a title decider, insists Reds boss Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that beating Manchester City in this Sunday’s Premier League blockbuster won’t guarantee title success.

The Reds, who enter this weekend on the back of 10 consecutive league victories, know that a win over the Citizens would take them top of the table and secure a two-point advantage. 

Despite this, Klopp doesn't believe that the victor of Sunday's showdown will necessarily go on to lift the title.

Speaking after his team's 3-1 win over Benfica in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, the German said: "If we win against City, which is already difficult enough, I think no one would think, 'that's it, decided', because of the quality of the opponent.

"We play now against the best team in the world but we will give it a try anyway.

"Everyone knows about the importance of the next game, but after this game there will be other game in another competition but also in the Premier League as well.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

"If you cannot be first you want to be second, if you are behind then you want to come closer, if you are close you want to overtake.

"That's the situation and we will give it a proper try."

Liverpool are still on course for an unprecedented quadruple, with the team already winning the Carabao Cup last February and continuing to make progress in their three remaining competitions.

Nevertheless, Klopp is taking nothing for granted saying: "We are in the quarter-final, the semi-final (of the FA Cup) and the further you go in competitions the harder it gets.

Liverpool celebrate winning the Carabao Cup final

"The Chelsea (League Cup) final was incredibly intense and that's how all the games will be from now on.

"Since late December it was clear if we want to achieve something we had better win all our games. This is not really likely we know, that's why we take it game by game.

"Then, maybe, it is a little bit more possible. But it will be really tough."

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