Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that writing off Manchester City in the title fight would be the “biggest joke in football history.”
Klopp was commenting after City’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.
With the victory, Unai Emery’s team moved past the Premier League champions into third place.
City are now winless in four league games and trail leaders Arsenal by six points.
“If somebody would write City off that would be the biggest joke in football history,” Klopp said after Wednesday’s win at Bramall Lane.
“Arsenal are fighting and had a similar experience we had [late win vs Fulham]. It feels really good but anyway you have to start the next game from 0-0.
“Aston Villa is incredible. United is there, don’t play yet maybe exactly the football whoever wants – the media or whatever – but they have points like crazy.
“Chelsea, I’m not sure if they’re coming. The league is incredibly strong, you need to be lucky to get through difficult moments, with injuries especially. So I have no clue [who will win the title].
“Probably. It was the last years, always two. I’m not interested in that, so long as we’re around there. But it’s so difficult and intense. Ask me again in April.”