Metro (UK) : 2020-07-10

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METRO 20 | | Friday, July 10, 2020 Milestones a Klopp-out for boss Jurgen JURGEN KLOPP admitted he is in awe of Burnley as he played down Liverpool’s bid to break more records. Three wins from their last four matches would see the new Premier League champions break Manchester City’s record of 100 points. Victory at Brighton on Wednesday took them to 92 points but Reds boss Klopp says he is focused only on Burnley tomorrow, before thinking about his side’s remaining opponents Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle. ‘When I think about the next four opponents I can’t think we will have another 12 points,’ said the German. ‘Burnley are a results machine, I have so much admiration for them, then we play Arsenal in a really good moment and then Chelsea in a really good moment. ‘How can I expect we get all these points? When I think of 92 points, I think, “How did we get 97 last season when we always had the Champions League in the middle?”.’ Mohamed Salah’s second goal at the Amex made it 250 goals in all for him, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino under Klopp, who added: ‘It is important but in the end you score when you perform and he did that – 250 goals is exceptiona­l by the way. ‘Imagine where I would be if these boys would not play for me – wow. The situation minus 250 goals, crazy.’ Potter backs Seagulls to pass the test GRAHAM POTTER has backed Brighton to learn from their mistakes against Liverpool but does not intend to compromise his principles. Sky pundit Graeme Souness, who managed Potter at Southampto­n in 1996, called the Seagulls ‘naive in the extreme’ after sloppy individual errors left them 2-0 down after seven minutes of Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat. ‘I can understand his points. It’s not the first time I’ve heard that,’ said Potter, whose side host Manchester City tomorrow. ‘The challenge is for us to be better at recognisin­g situations. ‘We want to try and improve that aspect of our performanc­e and sometimes how you do that is by making mistakes, by testing yourself against the very best and that’s what we did. But clearly we have to improve as well.’ PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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