Jurgen Klopp explains why he thinks Liverpool aren't too far behind last opponents

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Klopp feels his side are better than their current league position, and acknowledges a need to close the gap to the top.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said his side is in a good way and will close the gap to their weekend opponents Tottenham in their own way.

The Reds were pegged back in a 1-1 draw at Anfield. Philippe Coutinho had given the Reds the lead shortly after half-time before Harry Kane equalised following the hour mark.

A gap of 17 points remains between the two sides, with Mauricio Pochettino's side having played two games more, but it's a sizeable gap that Klopp and his side will have to look to close if he is to return the Reds to a more competitive position in the coming seasons.

Klopp is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “I don’t watch other teams and think ‘wow, how do they play!’

“If you want to write something that makes sense about this game, then think about if there should be seven positions between us.

“If not, then we have to think about how we can close this gap. I saw a few really good signs that this could be possible.

“We still have to develop a few things but we are on a good way. They didn’t run more than us today. In the last few weeks it was really good from my team."

Performances have certainly improved in recent weeks, even if there has been the hiccup of the defeat to Southampton in among a promising recent run from mid-February onwards, which has also seen Liverpool progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, and come within a penalty shoot-out of silverware in the League Cup. 

Having more options available after a spate of injuries has helped the cause of the Reds boss as he gets more of an idea of his best side between now and the end of the campaign - and can plan ahead for the next season in terms of bringing in his own personnel. 

Klopp feels that his side is better than the current league position, and if they were to win their games in hand they will climb up into seventh place, but they need to get some strong results between now and the end of the season in order to back that up. 

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