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Klopp: No let up from Reds

City will provide a guard of honour for new champions

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Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp insists there will be no letting up from his Liverpool side even though they have already secured the Premier League title.

Previous champions Manchester City have promised to provide a guard of honour for the Reds when the two sides clash at the Etihad tonight.

Klopp says he appreciates the gesture but promises that his side, on course for a record points tally in the Premier League, won't back off.

"We take it, it's a nice gesture, 100 per cent. I wouldn't need it, to be honest, because we go there and want to play a football game and either way we want to win the football game," Klopp said.

"We have to play 38 games during a year and who wins most of them can win the league.

"That happened now for us for the first time. We will not defend the title or whatever next year, we will attack the next one.

"What we achieved last year, in this case last week, is something for the history books. The rest is just hard work.

"We will try to show that tonight. But it's difficult anyway because City is a super team, absolutely super team, and we have to show that," he added.

"You cannot defend City if you don't play an intense game. I think it's difficult to defend us if you don't play an intense game. So that already makes clear how this game will be.

"I can't see a game where two teams are not active and two teams are waiting for the final whistle. This will be a proper football game, 100 per cent."