- Jurgen Klopp is not impressed with Liverpool’s home loss to Manchester City in the Premier League
- The tactician has admitted that the title is slipping away and a top-four chase is now their target
- Klopp also refused to blame goalkeeper Alisson who made two blunders during the encounter
Liverpool were handed a 4-1 defeat by Manchester City on Sunday night January 7 and the Red’s boss Jurgen Klopp has stated that a top four finish is what they will now chase.
Manchester City thrashed defending champions in a thrilling Premier League encounter at Anfield to open a five-point gap over second-place team Manchester United.
Liverpool remain fourth on the standings with 40 points, a massive seven off leaders City.
Goalkeeper Alisson made two blunders which cost his side in the encounter with Klopp saying it could have been down to cold feet.
Jurgen Klopp's side has now become the first team after Chelsea, to lose three straight home league games the season after emerging EPL champions.
Chelsea were the first to record such an unwanted record over 60 years back.
Jurgen Klopp says top four is now Liverpool's 'main target' and suggests Alisson's errors in 4-1 defeat to Man City could be down to cold feet.
"That is of course our main target, that is clear," Klopp said when asked about a top-four finish via Sky Sports.
"We will try everything."
"There is enough games to play to secure that - but we have to win games and tonight we didn't."
On Alisson's errors, which allowed City to add their crucial second and third goals through Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling, Klopp said: "You cannot hide them.
"It's two [instances] where we didn't give him a lot of options, especially around the first one. I think the second one, yeah, he just mis-hit the ball.
"I don't know, it's not a real explanation for it but maybe he had cold feet or something. It sounds funny but could be. But there's still the opportunity to kick it in the stands."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Gary Neville has singled out David de Gea for blame following Man United's disappointing 3-3 draw against Everton at Old Trafford.
United surrendered a 2-0 advantage during the Saturday night, February 6, clash to allow the visitors to restore parity.
The disappointing stalemate leaves the Old Trafford dwellers second with 45 points, three behind leaders Man City who have one match in hand.
They will be keen to get their title charge back on track when they face relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, February 14.