Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool players to stay confident and work harder after two defeats

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Liverpool are in pole position to land their first ever Premier League title in May. 

The Reds are four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table after 23 games and have been the best team in England this season. 

There's genuine excitement around Anfield and this really could be their year, especially after big wins against Manchester United and Arsenal. 

Only time will tell if Jurgen Klopp's team can make it across the finish line and lift their first league title since 1990, but they're certainly on course to do so.

Earlier this month though, Liverpool had a little bit of a wobble due to back-to-back defeats against rivals Man City and then Wolves in the FA Cup. 

Questions were quickly raised about things starting to crumble on Merseyside, with some fans hoping to see the team bottle it once again.  

But that wasn't the case.  


Instead, Liverpool bounced back in style by winning their next two games - one of which was an exhilarating 4-3 victory against Crystal Palace which they came from behind to win. 

Liverpool FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League

And according to Gini Wijnaldum, that response was never in doubt. 

The midfielder has been speaking about recovering from that double blow and he explained that there was a lot to learn from the two matches. 

"You always learn from a defeat, even more than when you win games because when you win, you don’t see everything you did wrong," he told Premier League Productions, per Liverpool's website.


"When you lose games you analyse them more than when you win. Of course we learned. Every team learns when they lose a game."

As well as insisting that Liverpool are learning from their mistakes, Wijnaldum also explained how a simple message from Klopp helped them bounce back from the two defeats. 


"What I learned the most was that we still need to keep the confidence; in Jurgen we have a manager who can help us with that," he continued. 

Liverpool FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League

"That’s what he said after the games against City and Wolves - that we must keep the confidence and maybe even work harder than before.

"He gave us the feeling that we had to deal with it and work even harder to make it better."

The players have since responded to that message from the boss and with just four months of the season left, it looks like Klopp might be the manager that finally delivers Liverpool a Premier League title. 

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