MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jürgen Klopp might be getting his excuses in early.
Losing to Manchester City on Sunday would leave Liverpool 10 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side. After ending Liverpool’s three-decade title drought, Klopp could be surrendering the Premier League trophy within a year.
For the Liverpool manager, the fault will — in part — be the grueling fixture schedule.
“We didn’t have a break,” Klopp said Friday. “I think City had a two-week break for COVID reasons.”