Klopp: Liverpool will not give up in title race with Man City

Manchester City may have moved into pole position in the Premier League title race, but Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp remains bullish.

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.   -  Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool is refusing to concede defeat in the title race with Manchester City, despite slipping a point behind the Premier League's defending champion.

City's 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday moved the side back top, with Liverpool unable to reclaim that spot a day later as it drew 0-0 at Everton in the Merseyside derby.

Klopp's side has failed to score in three of its past four matches in all competitions and it also drew 0-0 in its last away Premier League game, at Manchester United.

But although the Reds have ceded pole position to City as they hunt a first title of the Premier League era, Klopp believes further twists could come over the last nine games.

"We are positive – how couldn't we be positive?" Klopp said to Liverpool's official club website after the stalemate at Goodison Park.

"There is a lot to come and a lot of games to play. What brought us here was the stability the boys showed.

"We are difficult to beat, which is very important in football. And we created, still, in difficult games, which is very important in football.

"Then you have to finish them off, which we did very often but not [at Everton].

"The dynamic [at the top of the Premier League] changed a little bit – now we are second, they are first.

"The season is not over and we will not give up."

City is at home to Watford on Saturday with Liverpool welcoming Burnley to Anfield a day later.