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Jurgen Klopp also revealed his plans to watch the match (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wished there was a way Premier League title rivals Arsenal and Manchester City could have both lost on Sunday.

The Reds are locked in a tense three-way fight for the top-flight trophy with both sides as the season begins to reach a dramatic climax.

Liverpool moved to the top of the league with a 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, just before kick-off in the showdown between Arsenal and City at the Etihad.

Klopp was asked in his post-match interview what result he was hoping for in the battle between Liverpool’s title rivals – which ended up being a 0-0 draw.

‘Both losing!’ Klopp said on Sky Sports before he told the BBC about his plans to watch the clash.

‘We have a booth room and I will watch a bit of it because the traffic is now heavy to get out of the stadium,’ Klopp added. ‘We just have to win our games and see where we end up.’

Liverpool midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, meanwhile, said: ‘I will watch it if I get home in time.

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Alexis Mac Allister provided the assist for Liverpool’s winner (Picture: Getty)

‘It is a great football match, I will watch it and enjoy it but the result is not the most important thing.’

Speaking more generally about Liverpool’s win over Brighton on Sunday, Klopp said: ‘I would have loved to not be 1-0 down, I would love to have been four or five nil up but that’s the best we played against De Zerbi’s Brighton.

‘Playing wise it was really good, defending wise, yes always a struggle but there’s been games against Brighton we were never close but this time we were calm. That is the first of the last 10, let’s keep going.

‘[It was] an unbelievable ball [from Dominik Szoboszlai]. It is the creativity and the quality, seeing that.

‘He sees Macca, his first touch is incredible and then he sees Mo. How wasteful we were at all the other moments it was good we had this genius football moment to finish the game off.

‘Brighton have incredible quality. That is the measure I have for how good we were today because I really respect them. They had chances, they took more risks all of a sudden and we got slightly tired. We deserved to win the game. That is what you want and then on top of that it is really cool.’


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