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Klopp 'completely focused' on Terriers clash

22nd April 2019, 10:59 by Craig Smithson

Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool won't be thinking about anything else but Huddersfield on Friday after going back to the top of the table.

Liverpool's 2-0 win at Cardiff on Sunday moved them onto 88 points, two more than title rivals Manchester City with three games left to play.

But City can reclaim pole position by winning their game in hand against neighbours Manchester United - who were thrashed 4-0 at Everton on Sunday - at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Boss Klopp said: "Some people up in Liverpool might ask us if we are thinking about Barcelona (in the Champions League semi-final).

"We will be completely focused on Huddersfield, but up to then we have to rest and recover and prepare.

"On Wednesday there is a game as well. When we played Manchester United, they were in a much better moment than they are now and that was 0-0. We will see what comes out of that game, but we have no influence on other games.

"If United get a point and we go to Newcastle thinking we have it, then we could get knocked there.

"We just have to stay focused on our things, that's what has worked so well so far and there is no reason we should change that."

Second-half goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, only the Dutch midfielder's third of the season, and a late James Milner penalty secured Liverpool victory over relegation-threatened Cardiff and clinched a ninth successive win in all competitions.

Furthermore, Liverpool set a new club points record in the Premier League -eclipsing the 86 that Rafael Benitez's side managed 10 years ago in finishing runners-up to Manchester United.

"The points total is like a bill," Klopp said."You don't know what it's going to be, but when it comes, you pay it.

"In the end, we will see how many points we have and then we get what we get. If you are only motivated to win the holy grail then something is wrong with you.

"We are motivated to play for this club, we want to win football games because we enjoy the ride with the fans."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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