Operation win: Klopp’s focus and Liverpool’s momentum key to the title

Jürgen Klopp’s side passed their latest test in Doha and appear to be growing stronger in the Premier League raceWith the world conquered, Liverpool’s thoughts return to scaling the peak that means the world to them. It is a measure of their unrivalled dominance and consistency in the Premier League this season that their position at the summit strengthened despite being more than 3,000 miles away in Qatar.Jürgen Klopp’s unbeaten leaders left England for the Club World Cup 10 points clear of Leicester, whom they visit today. They returned 10 points clear and with a game in hand on their nearest rivals after Brendan Rodgers’ team were beaten by Manchester City, whose challenge has not materialised so far. Liverpool also came back with the first world title in the club’s history – an achievement that proved beyond Bob Paisley’s team in 1981, Joe Fagan’s in 1984 and Rafael Benítez’s class of 2005 – and their third trophy inside seven months. Continue reading…