Manchester City raised the bar for us, admits Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp

• City’s form forced us to improve, says Liverpool manager• Liverpool take 10-point lead into festive fixture listJürgen Klopp says Manchester City have helped Liverpool by forcing them to improve. Pep Guardiola’s team have won the past two Premier League titles with 100 and then 98 points and Klopp’s players have risen to the challenge to open a substantial lead this season.Their fixture on Thursday at second-placed Leicester gives a clear indication of the dramatic increase in standards over the past few years. Leicester are better off for points and goals than they were at this stage of the 2015-16 season when they won the title, yet Liverpool arrive with a 10-point advantage and a game in hand. Continue reading…