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I don't care about Chelsea - Klopp

EPL By: Collins Udeme | 01/01/2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he's not concerned about being what Chelsea is doing at the moment but that he is focused on making sure his team continue to progress as a unit.

Liverpool maintained their pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea as they moved to within six points of the pacesetters with a 1-0 victory over Kelechi Iheanacho's Manchester City at Anfield.

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Klopp who led the celebrations at the end of a game that was high on energy but lacking in any moments of genuine quality in his post-match reaction said: "As I’ve said before, we cannot have a look at Chelsea; they obviously are unbelievably strong, of course, and they are in an outstanding run and have won 13 games in a row already - not bad, but can you imagine how annoying it is when you’ve won 13 games in a row and there’s still one team only six points behind?

"I am pretty sure they don’t think about this, so why should we? It is completely not important what happens in this moment apart from that we win games – that’s the only thing we are really interested in and it’s so difficult in this league, unbelievably difficult.

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"The next game is already waiting against Sunderland. They’re fighting for the league and for their lives and probably you’ll ask me in the next press conference will I rotate or whatever. They will fight for everything, so that’s the situation.

"[Tonight] we got the three points and I really thought we deserved it, and that’s the only thing that’s really important." Klopp told the Kops' website.

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Georginio Wijnaldum's soaring eighth-minute header from Adam Lallana's cross was enough to put Liverpool in second place and put a serious dent in City's own title challenge.

Klopp's Liverpool will now shift focus to the trip to struggling Sunderland City host Burnley at on Monday at the Etihad.