iverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists their trip to Manchester City won’t be decisive.
However, Klopp believes they can win on Saturday.
He said, “I don’t know before the game. So look, a lot of things can happen. We play bad and lose. Possible. We play bad and win, I would say it’s unlikely. It’s pretty much not possible against City. We play very good and don’t win, it’s possible. That’s football. We play very good and win… they all would happen to exactly the same team.
“This team does not have to pass a test now or something like this, the direction we are going is really the right one. That is obvious. We are not perfect, we saw that. OK it was international break, but the game before the last Premier League game was Toulouse and we were not good there. I made a lot of changes so it is my responsibility but it was still not good. Against Luton, we were not good. Got a point, all fine, could have won the game – but if we had won the game, we were [still] not good that night.
“But in a lot of games so far this season we were good and deserved what we got in the different situations. So, with 10 men, we were outstanding for a team one man down. With nine men, we were exceptional with two men down. These kind of things were all us, but they are nothing to do with the next game. Of course we play that game [tomorrow], but it’s not a test of how close can we get to City.
“It is just really a super-exciting football game, one of them I would watch wherever I am on the planet. I would. Why wouldn’t you watch this game? It has everything there you need. For us, it is not about being excited – that kind of excitement like, ‘Oh my God, can’t wait!’ – we have to prepare properly and we know we have to be at our best to have a chance. If we have that, it is about us to take it. We will see.”