Juergen Klopp didn’t imagine he may elevate his aspect to the extent Manchester Metropolis have been at when he arrived within the Premier League, however the final 4 years have proved him improper.
The Premier League’s prime two groups go head-to-head on the Etihad Stadium with only one level separating them heading into the final eight matches of the season.
However a deeper dive into the statistics present that one-point hole additionally applies to their rivalry because the begin of the 2018-19 season, when Liverpool completed runners-up – once more by a single level – with a report 97-point tally for second place.
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Over 144 matches Metropolis have received 108, drawn 14 and misplaced 22, accruing 338 factors. Liverpool have received 104, drawn 25 and misplaced simply 15 instances, making their whole 337.
“It is nice. I am stunned in regards to the numbers, to be sincere. It is large,” stated Klopp.
“If anyone would have requested me 4 years in the past – 2018 or every time – do you assume that is doable and you’re that shut? I might have stated, ‘Ah, not likely’.
“They would not have the factors they’ve if we weren’t there and the identical if the opposite means round.
“We clearly pushed one another correctly, that is the reality. It is good.
“Man Metropolis is taken into account the very best soccer group on the planet they usually acquired one level greater than us – what does that say? Precisely.
“Clearly we did one thing proper. I do know that. I am pleased about that however it could be higher if we had 20 factors extra in that interval then we might have yet another title or received extra silverware.
“It is all high quality how it’s. That is the idea we created, let’s go from there.”
The very fact Sunday’s match has taken on a lot significance is because of the means Liverpool have reeled in Metropolis, who had a 14-point lead at one stage in January.
Liverpool have received 10 successive Premier League matches, changing into the one membership after Metropolis to realize the feat 5 instances.