January 11, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side’s having a hard time keeping up with – not the Kardashians but – Antonio Conte’s high-flying Chelsea side. The German made this known during a post-match conference following The Reds 2-2 draw with Sunderland.

Chelsea stay 3 points off second place Arsenal and their 1-0 win over West Brom on Sunday see them go 6 points clear off The Reds.

Liverpool had a brief stay at the league’s summit after an impressive run of form that saw them beat both Chelsea and Arsenal before The Blues had their own share of impressive runs – West Brom’s win was their ninth in a consecutive run – of their own, helping them nail down and consolidate on the number one position on the standings and Klopp admits that keeping tabs with Conte’s men is becoming harder, maintaining that “it’s difficult to stay in the race with Chelsea when they win everything.”

“When we were first or second I didn’t think about it, which is what I said. I am pretty sure I said this is the moment to collect points as much as possible,” added the 49-year-old.

Stating on how he fancies the chances of any other EPL side giving the Abrahamovic-owned side a run for their money, the former Dortmund coach said “The season is very long, as everyone knows and the most intense time is coming now. Chelsea until now could play nearly the whole time with exactly the same team, Arsenal nearly the same, United had a few problems probably I am not sure and Tottenham lost Kane.”

Klopp also pointed out that although winning the league is something he and his charges hope for, staying in the “top region of the table” remains paramount.

With the games coming thick and fast over the holiday period, fans barely had a chance to play casino games at Kaboo in between matches – with games offering fans a better chance of winnign actual money since the Reds seem to be strong favourites to win each and every match they play thesedays.

Chelsea face David Moyes’ Sunderland while Liverpool travel to Riverside to battle Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough. A win at the Stadium of Light will see Chelsea extend their winning streak to 10. While for Liverpool, a positive mood lifting result all their fans hope forespecially on the back of two disappointing displays against Bournemouth – which they lost – and West Ham United – which they drew.