Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will not prioritise EPL over Champions League

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will not prioritise EPL over Champions League

- Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will contend for both the Premier League and Champions League titles

- The Reds are currently at the top of the EPL table with two points ahead of Man City before their match day 25 encounter

- Klopp insists that his side will focus on winning both the EPL and UCL titles at the end of the ongoing season

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his side will prioritise winning both the Premier League and the Champions League this term.

The Reds are currently seated at the summit of the EPL table with 61 points - two better than Manchester City ahead of their match day 25 encounter against West Ham on Monday night.

Klopp's men host Bayern Munich in their round of 16 clash at Anfield on Tuesday, February 19, in a bid to advance to the quarterfinal stage this season.

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It will be recalled that the Reds were thrashed 3-1 by Real Madrid in the final of the 2018 edition last May.

We will try [to go for both], for sure,” the Liverpool manager was quoted by the Guardian ahead of his side's clash against West Ham. “That is what we tried last year.

"There was the discussion this year when people said we should focus only on the league so now we are still in the Champions League and I am quite happy about it.

"We have a very difficult game yet listening to some people it seems we are already through because ‘It’s only Bayern Munich’.

"Have you looked at the team they have or how they are in shape now after the winter break?

We will be ready for the Champions League and a very, very tough game. This is the Champions League – one game and then two weeks before we play them again.

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"We always play the league and the Champions League is then a little sweet in between and we will go for it with all we have. That is normal.

After the Leicester game I heard the words from [Claude] Puel that they deserved more. I don’t know where he got that from to be honest but it’s all good, he is entitled to his view. It was an absolutely normal game and we drew.

"That happens, it will happen again this season. Probably. We are still in the race and if we dropped points or whatever, then it’s still a point against Leicester. Let’s carry on again.

But the next game is difficult again and then comes Bournemouth, who beat Chelsea 4-0 and not because Chelsea made them presents.

"So that’s the season. If you want to finish the season now then leave. Come back in May and we play another one.

"We cannot change that. We cannot talk week in, week out about the mindset because it will not change.

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If we win games, and hopefully we win a lot of games, we will see how people deal with it. But it’s part of the game, part of the business that these decisions are made late April or May.

"Until then, you have to gain points and gain points and get as much as possible and then we will see where we are when the decision will be made.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City in one of the midweek's encounters.

Sadio Mane and Harry Maguire scored a goal each as the game ended in a stalemate to stop Reds from going seven points clear of second place Manchester City on the log.

They will battle West Ham United in their next EPL meeting as their chase for their first title in almost three decades continue.

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