Jurgen Klopp is unconcerned about the ‘wobble’ that is being given a fair bit of media attention after the Reds started the New Year with two defeats against Manchester City and FA Cup.

The German will be upset that his side failed to take the chance to go 10 points clear at the top of the table but his side exiting the FA Cup will hardly bother him all that much given his attitude to the domestic cups since joining the club.

Unless Liverpool succumb to a third straight defeat this month, Klopp will feel justified in his composed approach to the slow start to the year.

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“Statistics from the past have no relevance in the present. It’s always different – that’s what we’ve said,” Klopp said ahead of the trip to Brighton and Hove Albion, as reported by FourFourTwo. “We don’t think about the season before or 20 years ago.

“Our season so far is really good and now we have to carry on. It’s not important what has happened so far – it’s only a basis. We have to use it. That’s what we try to do.

“Two weeks ago, everyone was so excited about the distance between [Liverpool and City] and stuff like that.

“Now we’ve had two games which we’ve lost. It’s not nice, but it’s not a real problem. These games are gone as well. We have to prepare for Brighton and go there and try to do our best again.

“We only talk here [with the media] about the distance and the points and stuff. We never do that during the week, because it’s just not relevant. We have to train as well as possible and prepare the next game.”

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