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Jurgen Klopp admits it WILL be harder for Liverpool to win the Premier League this season and praises the 'quality' of title rivals Tottenham and Chelsea Jurgen Klopp has praised the quality of Liverpool's title rivals this season Liverpool are joint top with Tottenham nine games into the 2020-21 campaign Klopp it was adamant it will be harder to win the league than last season 

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 11:54 GMT, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 11:54 GMT, 27 November 2020

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Jurgen Klopp admits it will be harder for Liverpool to win the Premier League this season as he praised the quality of his early season title rivals.

The defending champions are joint top with Tottenham nine games into the new season but have been ravaged by injuries, particularly in defence.

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Allied with a punishing schedule in a truncated campaign and the form of Spurs and Chelsea, Klopp is not expecting a repeat of last season, when Liverpool wrapped up their first title in 30 years with seven games to play.

Jurgen Klopp was speaking ahead of Liverpool's trip to Brighton on Saturday lunch time

Jurgen Klopp was speaking ahead of Liverpool's trip to Brighton on Saturday lunch time

Asked if will be harder this season ahead of Saturday's trip to Brighton, Klopp said simply: 'Yes'.

He did not expand on his reasons, but was earlier generous in his praise of Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho's sides. 

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