JURGEN KLOPP has accused frightened clubs of handing Manchester City the Prem crown.
The Liverpool boss claims some teams are so scared of Pep Guardiola’s men they throw in the towel before the game even kicks off.
Afp or licensors3 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims Premier League clubs are too scared of Man City
Klopp said: “They don’t have the same respect for us that they have for Man City.
“Against City, you watch and wonder what their opponents are doing. A week later they play us and they are thinking, ‘Right, let’s try’.
“City deserve that, but it makes a big difference because we have to be 100 per cent concentrated all the time.”
In seven games against the same sides this season, City have 21 points compared to Liverpool’s 19 and a much better goal difference (23 to 12).
EPA3 Liverpool and Man City remain the only two unbeaten clubs in the Premier League this season
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Liverpool face Everton in today’s Merseyside derby, five points behind Guardiola’s table-toppers.
And in a Sky Sports interview Klopp added: “It means now we have to control more games.
“We have to keep the ball, especially against counter-attacking sides.
“That may change in the second part of the season when opponents who are down the table need the points and so they will need to open up a bit more.
AFP or licensors3 The clash between two title contenders on October 7 ended with a goalless draw
“But at this moment we have to be patient.”
Liverpool face eight games in December, plus a January 3 title shoot-out with City.