- Jurgen Klopp reveals that the result of Manchester derby did not come as a surprise
- Premier League title rivals Man City moved back to the top following a 2-0 win over United
- With three games left to play, the fight for the league title continues between City and Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp has expressed that the outcome of the Manchester derby did not come as a surprise to him as he always expected Manchester City to win.
Pep Guardiola's men scored two second half goals at Old Trafford to collect maximum points from neighbors who have lost seven in their last nine games.
And the win took the Citizens back to the top of the Premier League ahead of Liverpool as the title race enters its nervy final three games.
However, Kopp's side can go back top of the league if they defeat Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Friday, April 26.
Klopp insisted that what happened in the Manchester derby at the Theatre of Dreams was expected.
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“It was really the result I expected," he said at his pre-Huddersfield press conference on Thursday, April 25.
“United tried whatever they can, in the first half especially, but in the 95 minutes it was clear they can’t stand City in the moment.
"They were unlucky in moments but then they couldn’t stand City.”
The Reds manager also responded to Guardiola's claim that both City and Liverpool deserve the title this season.
“Yes, but it will not happen," he said.
“We will be there at the end.
“We don’t only play for being champion at the end of the season. Yes it’s a big target and we are pretty close and have a chance.
“But it’s the first time, not the last time. That’s how it is.
“The club and the people are waiting for a long time for it. It is rather surprising because last season we were 25 points behind.
“That’s really good, that’s all I can say about it. It’s all good. We have to carry on but only one team will be champion.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jurgen Klopp is not relying on Manchester United getting a result against city rivals Manchester City in their midweek clash at Old Trafford.
Liverpool are looking to clinch their first Premier League title in 29 years but their hopes lie on their greatest rivals getting a result against City.
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