Jurgen Klopp comments on Liverpool’s title hopes following Newcastle loss

Jürgen Klopp

Liverpool were defeated 2-0 at Newcastle United.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side should be removed from any title discussion following his side’s 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United, he told BBC Match of the Day.

The Reds have improved massively under the popular German coach and impressive victories of Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton have caused quite a stir.

The Premier League is wide open this season, with none of the so-called big teams taking the initiative resulting in Leicester City leading the way after 15 games of the season.

Liverpool’s sudden rise has prompted talk of a potential title challenge, yet Klopp was quick to dismiss the idea after his side were defeated 2-0 at lowly Newcastle United.

"I’m sorry if someone is disappointed. Maybe someone is laughing at this. We’re not part of this discussion,” he responded when quizzed on a potential title bid.

On the defeat to Newcastle, he added: “I hope some people did something better on this Sunday than watching this game. We have to react and learn. I'm sure the lads will do it."

Many people had predicted the Reds to turn over the Magpies following the contrasting forms of late, yet Newcastle defended well throughout and took their chances when they came.

The big turning point was Alberto Moreno’s wonderful finish being wrongly ruled out for offside, yet Steve McClaren’s men arguably deserve their luck with the season they’ve had thus far.

The result leaves the Merseysiders in seventh position, six points adrift of the top four.

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