Premier League

Klopp: I'm not surprised by Spurs and Chelsea title challenge

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he isn't surprised to see how well Tottenham and Chelsea have performed this season.

 
8:51pm on Friday 27th November 2020
By
Stefan Bienkowski

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he isn’t surprised that Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea look like Premier League title challengers this season.

Klopp’s side are currently joint-top of the league table with Tottenham, while Chelsea sit below them with just two fewer points.

And while many would have predicted Pep Guardioa’s Manchester City side to be Liverpool’s main challengers this season, Klopp understands entirely why Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard’s teams are the ones applying the pressure this time around.

"There’s a lot of quality in these squads and with the managers," he said in his pre-match press conference. "A lot of good work is done on the training ground.

"They all played so far a really good season. I’m not surprised that Tottenham or Chelsea are where they are.

"Southampton look really, really good too and we know how good Leicester are. It’s a sign that the teams are close together this year.

"It’s a very difficult but interesting season for everybody. There’s chances there for all the teams and it’s nothing to do with what you achieved last year.

"You have to be ready for that because it’s really tough for all of us. But I’m not surprised."

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