Jurgen Klopp has responded angrily to Gary Neville’s suggestion that Liverpool ignore the Champions League this season to focus on pursuing the Premier League title.
“The Champions League – if I was Liverpool, I would kick it into touch,” he said in an interview with the Times.
Liverpool’s league form trailed off towards the end of last season as they went all the way to the final in Kiev, allowing Manchester United to clinch second spot. Sir Alex Ferguson’s 2007/08 side remain the only team in Premier League history to win the a league and Champions League double.
“I know that’s very hard to do but if they could go into February, March, April without it, I think they could have a real chance [of winning the league] if they had free weeks....
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