Liverpool ready for title fight despite losing lead, insists Klopp

Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher heaped praise on Virgil van Dijk following Liverpool's frustrating 0-0 draw with Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. "Do you think we didn't take enough risks today?"

The Brazilian is now going through a poor run of form and has lost his place in the best XI at FC Barcelona.

Liverpool and Bayern Munich are locked at goalless in their Champions League last-16 tie going into next week's return leg in Germany, and both simultaneously locked in domestic title races which look set to go down to the wire. "Everyone here is good, everyone is focused and we will try to win every game".

"We take all the risks, but you can not take more than 100 percent risk".

Liverpool could not break down a stubborn Everton in Sunday's Merseyside derby, with Jurgen Klopp's side denied the chance to reclaim top spot in the Premier League. "He's playing against some of the top players in European football in the Premier League, but everything is so easy".

"Liverpool are having the best season I've ever known them to have since I've been following the Premier League, so it's a strong team and we just need to raise our level every time". "It is nice but there are lots of games to play". Liverpool now is in second place in the Premier League standings, just one point behind leader Manchester City with nine games remaining, and the race for the championship is shaping up to be the best in recent years.

"I'm a big believer that confidence is a huge factor in any sport and the best way for a footballer to feel confident is by winning big games. It's football - we don't play Playstation", he said.

"I do think it's 50-50 still, irrespective of what happened [against Everton]".

Liverpool had three shots on target out of a total of 10 attempts during the 90 minutes and Everton boss Marco Silva was pleased with the way his side restricted the visitors.

You could have been forgiven for thinking the players were unaware of this, though, as they served up a second lifeless away display in succession. At the moment, they are in a little bit of a "down" but they are still in it.

  • Steve Townsend