Chelsea manager picks out positives from the Liverpool loss: Were there any?

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City need to win all five remaining games to win title

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City need to win all five remaining games to win title

Raheem Sterling scored twice and substitute Gabriel Jesus once to keep the pressure on Liverpool, but City face Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in their next two League games.

"Probably at this moment they are better than us, but we are going the right way".

"We need to focus on our games".

"It was a fantastic performance, an even better atmosphere and a very important result, obviously".

Significantly more impressive, however, was Mohamed Salah's strike to double the lead, arrowing a phenomenal effort from outside the box into the top corner, far beyond a sprawling Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Asked about Salah's goal, Klopp said: "It blew me away". It was a really, really outstanding finish. I don't want to minimise that but I (also) loved the first goal - good team play, good cross, good header.

"At this point, we can finally close the slipping book - Robbo slipped and nothing happened, so it's not a Liverpool thing", Klopp said. That's 85 points now, so with four games to play that means (we can get) 97. If not, we can not change it. We didn't lose it here or there.

"Very smart people will come out and say "Yeah, if you would have won against Leicester you would be champions". Only weak people and idiots bring something like this up".

At one point in the second half, Chelsea failed to convert a risky attack sparked by a similar slip from Andy Robertson, and Klopp claimed the incident should draw a line under Gerrard's error.

Coincidentally former captain Gerrard, who is now Rangers manager, visited Liverpool's training ground on Friday.

"I was lucky the ball hit the net like that". "We focus on our game, but I knew the result of Man City [against Palace]".

"We were a little bit unlucky for the timing of the second goal, and then a little bit unlucky because in three minutes we had three goal opportunities - two with Hazard and one with (Gonzalo) Higuain. You could feel it, they are all on their toes, so let's try to do that seven more times and then we see what we get for it".

"But I am really happy with the performance because we stayed in the match. We are improving. Three months ago, we were not able to stay in the match".