Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool out of the Premier League title race.
While speaking after Liverpool’s defeat at Leicester City on Saturday, Wenger branded their chances of catching Manchester City as “impossible”.
The French coach won three Premier League titles himself while managing Arsenal and feels the Reds cannot make up the gap after 24 matches.
When quizzed on whether he feels Klopp’s side are still in the hunt for the title, Wenger told beIN SPORTS : “No, I don’t think so.
“Man City is 10 points ahead, has one game in-hand, they look to be on a run and I don’t think with 14 games to go, you can catch 13 points against a top team.
“I never seen it, 13 points. If it was eight to nine, yes, but if Man City win their game in-hand, 13 points – it’s impossible.”
Asked whether there was a danger that they may even miss out on a top-four finish, Wenger said: ‘There is because it looks like something deep in the team has gone.
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‘When you are in a bad period and you are 1-0 up away from home, with 15 minutes to go, and you collapse like they did, they are deeply touched.
‘And of course really you see that with the goalkeeper. It is always the case where you are so high, they were, and suddenly you become a human being again, it’s very difficult to keep that winning streak.’