His team are still struggling to secure a top four spot, so as to play Champions League football next season. Chelsea are about to be crowned champions, and have picked up 14 points more than Liverpool so far.
Even so, Jurgen Klopp looks confident that his Reds are not really that far behind the Blues, level-wise, and quality-wise.
You have to look at the games we played against Chelsea. We were not worse than 14 points, that is for sure, but they are experienced, cold as ice and they get the points. They play very serious and finish when they have to finish. We all know the gap is not that big, but the gap was big enough
the Liverpool manager told reporters. His team have faced Chelsea twice this season, they have beaten them once, and drawn in the other game.
Other than being ‘cold as ice’, according to Klopp, Chelsea were amazingly lucky with injuries as well this season, another hugely important detail that played its role in building such a big gap between them and their rivals for the Premier League title.
Chelsea deserved the title but I’ve said already they had most luck with injuries. Diego Costa? Did he miss one game? Eden Hazard one game? Pedro could play, Willian could play, their defensive line could play. You need this luck and then you go through. I don’t say we could have gone through but the gap could have been closer
the German manager said.