Jurgen Klopp says it is ‘mad’ to think Liverpool Champions League exit would help title bid

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Liverpool are a point behind Manchester City in the Premier League with eight games remaining

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Manager Jurgen Klopp said it is “mad” to suggest a Champions League exit could help Liverpool’s bid for a first domestic title in 29 years.

The Reds are a point behind Manchester City in the Premier League and face Bayern Munich on Wednesday after a goalless draw in the last 16 first leg.

“I don’t think any other coach has to answer this question,” said Klopp.

“It only happens if you’re Liverpool manager and the pundits come from Manchester United.”

Klopp guided Liverpool to the Champions League final last season but former United defender Gary Neville suggested