Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool can win Premier League without showing best form

Jurgen Klopp has claimed his stars do not have to be in world-beating form to clinch their first League title in 30 years.

With Project Restart moving closer and Premier League teams including Liverpool back in training, Klopp’s runaway leaders need just five more points to be champions when games resume.

And Klopp is putting no pressure on his stars to hit the ground running with whirlwind football.

“Football is a game where everyone is pretty much in the same situation we play against another team and we don’t have to be at our all-time best we have to be at our best possible and that’s exactly the same for the other teams,” he said.

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“Whenever we will start we will have had the same time for preparation and our job was always, and always will be, to use the situation you are in.

“We will be in as good a shape as possible.”

After a two-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic Klopp revealed was delighted to return to Liverpool’s Melwood base with players being phased back in small groups to restart training.

“Lockdown has been as good as possible it’s not exactly what I want to do but it’s what we all have to do so we try to make the best of it,” he told Football Focus.

“We are in close contact. We started 8 weeks ago and now you feel everyone is desperate to get back to a ‘new’ normal life.

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“I have missed the boys the most because we have created a group there not only the boys but all the people at Melwood because we have a really good relationship and we became friends over the last four and a half years.

“We see each other pretty often with Zoom and those things but it’s still not the same and going back to Melwood and doing all the things we usually do is something I really miss.”

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