Liverpool's lead at four points at the top of the Premier League is still impressive even after Thursday's defeat of 1-2 to rivals from Manchester City.
You must bear in mind that 'The Reds' do not have the same vindererfaring in the league.
It points out the Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp after the defeat.
- If we had won the title five times in the course of the last ten years, things would have been different. We do not have the experience. But we are still in a good position, so I have it good, he says.
Liverpool have been untitled in the domestic league since 1989/90. City, by contrast, has won the English championship three times in the course of the past seven seasons and are defending champions.
Topbraget in Manchester was by many been seen as an early indication of a mesterskabsvinder. A win for Liverpool would have given the team a lead of ten points at the top with 17 rounds again.
But two goals from Sergio agüero, as and Leroy Sané put an end to Liverpool's unbeaten Premier League season and placed the City within reach of first place.
I have so much faith in the players that you can not even imagine it.
- If someone had said that after both matches against Manchester City would have a lead of four points in the league, so I would have paid good money for it. I would have thought that it was impossible, says Klopp with regard to that Liverpool now have met City both home and away.
Thursday's defeat means that Liverpool with 54 points in first place, four points off City in second place, while Tottenham are a further two points behind in third place.
I knew that City could beat us. It is nothing new. They beat us 5-0 last year.
This time, he had no mental strength on one or the other team to do. It was just unfortunate, says Jürgen Klopp for a fight, which in several cases was the margins, that was crucial.