No regrets if we lose out on league title, says Liverpool’s Klopp

No regrets if we lose out on league title, says Liverpool’s Klopp
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Liverpool will look to finish the season strongly so that they have no regrets if they lose out on the Premier League title to reigning champions Manchester City, the Merseyside club's manager Juergen Klopp said on Thursday.

Liverpooltrail league leaders City by one point with three games to go and, with neitherside facing a 'top six' club in the run-in, Klopp hopes to take the title raceright down to the wire.

"There's three games left, we want to win them," Klopp told reporters ahead of Huddersfield Town's visit on Friday. "Huddersfield, Newcastle, Wolves. That's the situation.

"If we winit, we win it. If we don't there are no regrets as long as we give our best. Ifwe win our next two games then the title will be decided on the final match dayand that would be pretty special."

Liverpoolare looking to win their first league title since 1990 but Klopp's focus was onhow this season has been a stepping stone for the Anfield side that will lookto improve and compete for more titles in the future.

"The cluband the people are waiting for a long time for it," Klopp added. "It's rathersurprising because last season we were 25 points behind (Manchester City at theend of the season). We have to carry on but only one team will be champion.

"However theseason ends up, it is only the first step. We're not finished, not the finishedarticle. We will carry on and we will see.

"We don'tonly play for being champion at the end of the season. Yes, it's a big targetand we are pretty close and have a chance, but it's the first time, not the lasttime."

With thefirst leg of their Champions League semi-final to be played at Barcelona nextweek, Klopp said he would not tinker with the line-up when they faceHuddersfield.

"This willbe the last game I overthink anything," Klopp said. "I will not push thatpreparation with a fresh line-up. We have enough time to recover for the nextgame. Barcelona has nothing to do with Friday night."

Four Liverpool players were named in the Professional Footballers' Association's (PFA) Team of the Year announced earlier on Thursday and Klopp said more of his players deserved to be named in the team dominated by City.

"From mypoint of view, there could have been four, five, six, maybe seven more playersinvolved," the German boss said. "For me, my team is team of the seasonanyway."

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