Early FA Cup Exit Is Not An Advantage, Insists Liverpool Boss Klopp


Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool’s FA Cup exit does not give them an advantage in the Premier League title race.

The Reds crashed out of the FA Cup on Monday, losing 2-1 away at Wolves, while they also lost out to Chelsea in the League Cup back in September.

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Liverpool lost 2-1 to Chelsea back in September to crash out of the League Cup.

Despite that defeat, the Reds remained unbeaten in the Premier League until their recent loss to Man City.

As a result, Klopp’s side are now just four points ahead of their title rivals.

Liverpool lost 2-1 at Wolves on Monday, exiting the FA Cup at the third round.

Klopp has agreed with Pep Guardiola that going out of the cups is not an advantage.

Manchester City, meanwhile, put seven goals past Rotherham in the FA Cup at the weekend before beating Burton Albion 9-0 at the Etihad on Wednesday to effectively seal their passage to the League Cup final, following formalities in the semi-final second leg.

Pep Guardiola recently stated he would much rather remain in four competitions for as long as possible, dismissing any talk of their cup exploits giving them a disadvantage as they try to close a four-point gap between them and Liverpool.

And speaking to reporters at a recent press conference, Klopp concurred with the thoughts of his title rival.

“I know Pep said already that he prefers to be in four competitions. Yeah, I would prefer the same,” Klopp said.

“But we are not in so we have to make the best of the time we have now and get as many points as possible.”

Klopp has, in the past, been accused of not taking domestic cup competitions seriously and named a much-changed squad for Liverpool’s trip to Molineux on Monday.

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