Jürgen Klopp on the Weight of Expectation Ahead of Manchester City

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The Liverpool manager is unwilling to add another “very” to another very, very important game. Jürgen Klopp knows the consequences of dropping points to Manchester City on Sunday. Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the Premier League is steady rolling but Pep Guardiola is not about to relinquish the title to the Reds despite his side’s below-standards start the season.
Despite the pressure of gifting City a foothold in the title race this weekend, Klopp explains at his pre-City press conference that this new tradition of loading 30 years of title expectation onto every Liverpool league match is unnecessary.
“In the last nearly 2 years, it feels like, each game we play is the most decisive of the season,” said Klopp. “There’s not one where...

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