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Jurgen Klopp with fears over the title

Jurgen Klopp admitted that he had fears that Liverpool might be denied their first Premier League title in 30 years.

Before it was clear that the season will be resumed, there were fears that the current campaign might get null and void.

“I didn’t think when we went to lockdown ‘Oh my god, that is our season, we are so close’, because it was not important in that moment,” said Klopp.

“I became worried in the moment when people started talking about ‘null and void’ this season because I was like ‘Wow’.

“I really felt it physically. That would have been really, really hard.”

Many leagues in Europe have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, including Ligue 1 and the National League in England, but the title was decided on a point-per-game basis.

That would have meant that Liverpool would have seen themselves crowned champions.

However, Klopp explained that he did not want to be gifted the title as he and his team wanted to fight for it.

“We don’t expect to get it as a present so we didn’t want to have a points-per-game basis so we were really happy when it was decided we could play again," he added.

“There were moments when some people brought it up from time to time for different reasons but when it was off the table I felt quite relieved.

“If they had done points per game and we couldn’t have played then we would have been champions but now we aren’t and we have to play for it and that is great, that is how it should be in sports.

“And now we go for it. We don’t think in our mind we are already there. It will be tough, tougher than tough, the next few weeks.

“But we will be fine and we will see what we have to celebrate and how we celebrate but these things are only important in the moment when it has finally happened and not before.”

Liverpool face Everton on Sunday in their first game after the three-month break and the Reds need just two wins to lift the title.

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