Klopp insists table is last thing on his mind as 2020 ends with Newcastle draw

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Jurgen Klopp has paid no attention to the Premier League table at the end of 2020.

Liverpool will end the year three points clear of Manchester United at the top after missing several good chances in the 0-0 draw with Newcastle, but the Red Devils do have a game in hand over their rivals.

Klopp knows that the current standings count for nothing come the end of the season, but he has insisted that the team will not get too down on themselves following a third draw in five matches.

“The last thing I’m thinking about is our position in the table at the moment,” he said.

“It’s nice but it doesn’t mean anything. We drew now the last two games and are still top of the table in a very difficult season, it just shows how difficult this season is for everybody.

“Other teams won, maybe last night, but we are in a good mood, as good as possible.

"Like we say, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That’s how it is and that’s what we try to think all the time. When I think about football, these are moments when we really enjoy life but all around is obviously not that easy to enjoy.

“For all people in the world it’s really difficult. We thought we were through it, we hoped we were through it then winter came, the next wave came and these things.

“That’s in my mind but we will keep going, that’s how it is.

“The next game, Southampton, Aston Villa, Manchester United. We know about our responsibility, we try to do everything right and want to be ready for the games.

“The boys were ready tonight and didn’t get the result we wanted, that’s not the worst thing in life, there are more difficult things in the world at the moment.”

Klopp has also praised his side for their efforts throughout the match, but admitted that they missed several good chances to win it.

He said: "You might not think I have to tip my hat to my team but I like the performance. It was really good, can we play better football? Yes, but in this game we did more than enough to win it.

"I think we had four 100% chances. We have won against Newcastle before with fewer chances. Tonight we didn't but we accept that. I am happy with the things I saw tonight and I can really work with that."

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