Jurgen Klopp admits it will be difficult for Liverpool to match Chelsea in the Premier League title race due to the strong performances from Antonio Conte’s side.
Chelsea registered their ninth consecutive victory in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over West Brom on Sunday, while Liverpool lost even more ground following a 2-2 draw with West Ham at Anfield.
Klopp’s men are now six points behind the Premier League leaders and the German concedes that Conte’s side may be difficult to catch.
‘It’s difficult to stay in the race with Chelsea when they win everything, which we obviously haven’t,’ said the Liverpool manager.
‘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.
‘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. That’s how it is.