Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Saturday ruled out his team’s chances of winning the Premier League after the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

The draw, which saw Heung-min Son score for Spurs and Luis Diaz equalise for the hosts, effectively put Pep Guardiola‘s Manchester City in charge of the Premier League title race, with the Citizens set to face Newcastle on Sunday in what is expected to be a reasonably easy tie for the English champions.

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Commenting on Liverpool’s chances after the draw, Klopp said, “I would love to sit here and say ‘yes, City will drop points’. The only problem is I can’t see it.”

“That’s the problem. I wish I could think differently about it, it’s just that I can’t see it. We will see what happens,” the German added.

The 54-year-old German was also critical of Antonio Conte’s side and their defensive, counter-attacking approach to the game, and told the press, “I don’t like this kind of football. But that’s my personal problem.”

“I think they are world class and I think should do more [to win] the game,” Klopp added, throwing shade at Spurs’ approach.

“So yes, world-class players, block all the balls, really difficult. Atletico Madrid are doing it, fine, they won whatever,” the German went on, adding, “But it’s my problem, I cannot coach it, that’s why I cannot do it…It’s just I can’t. I respect everything they do, but it’s not me.”

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Klopp’s comments on Liverpool chances in the Premier League are realistic to say the least: City could easily go three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table, making a title win for the Reds’ very unlikely.

Without the Premier League of course, Liverpool’s hopes of a quadruple also lie shattered, and it will take a massive stroke of luck for the Reds to find themselves back in contention for the title.