Bournemouth: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits Manchester City will be almost impossible to catch at the top of the Premier League, but the German would happily settle for a top-four finish as a lucrative consolation prize.
"Can City be caught? I don't know. I don't have a crystal ball. But if they struggle, like maybe nobody with their quality has struggled before, then someone should be there to use it," Klopp said. "I don't see it, but if I stopped working hard the moment I couldn't be a league champion, I wouldn't be here. We have so many things to play for. It's really hard, really intense in this league, and it'll be unbelievable the number of points you'll need at the end of the season to get anything."
Liverpool's win over Bournemouth, their fourth consecutive victory on the road, leaves Klopp's side only four points adrift of third-placed Chelsea.
"A lot of teams are in good shape, but City are winning all their games," added Klopp.
Liverpool now have 34 points from 18 games, largely on target to match the 76 points they reached last season to finish fourth.