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Klopp sets Reds target

15th April 2019, 11:00 by Nick Harris

Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on a Liverpool club-record of 97 points as the race for the Premier League title enters its last lap.

A 2-0 win over Chelsea restored the Reds' two-point advantage at the top of the table after Manchester City, who have a match in hand, had briefly taken back first place with a win at Crystal Palace earlier in the day.

The Reds now have 85 points, five short of their previous league best of 90 from 40 matches in the 1987-88 campaign in which they were champions.

City won the league with 100 points last season but Klopp is targeting four more wins to push their rivals all the way over the closing few weeks.

"The biggest challenge for us is always facing the world outside, you (the media) and other people. We play our game," he said

"If City lost and we find out five minutes before the game that's not a help. You lose your focus then.

"We only try to collect as many points as possible. What is it now, 85? Four games to play. 97 (possible). Let's try.

"And if that's enough, then perfect. If not, we cannot change it. And we didn't lose it here or there or whatever.

"Very smart people will come out and say 'Yeah, if you would have won against Leicester you would be champions'."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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