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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Manchester City are the best team in world football. But, the Reds are more than capable of beating the Citizens at Anfield tomorrow, he added. Liverpool can extend the gap at the top of the Premier League table to nine points with a win on Sunday (4.30pm). Klopp’s side will effectively be playing Man City’s B team, with up to six first-team players out injured.

But, on a normal day, City are still “a step ahead” of Liverpool, the Reds boss admitted. “Are we capable of beating the best team in the world? Yes we are,” said Klopp. “If you win against the best team in the world, then it makes you the best team in the world. “But I think on a normal day City are still a step ahead. That is how it is. I don’t want to make us smaller than we are because we are incredible at times.

“But we still have a lot of scope for improvement. It is not too important what you are in this moment; what’s important is what you can be in the ­future. “But you have to use everything. We all ask for that and it is necessary. Keep up a performance level and then we make the next step. That is what we do in life and in football. “It doesn’t make us smaller, we still want to beat Man City.” Klopp thinks there’s still room for improvement within the Liverpool squad, but the only players available that could further increase the quality within the team are unaffordable.

He added: “The players we thought about to make this team better, they were really expensive and we couldn’t spend the money. “The squad is really good and if you want to improve it you have to do it with the right players and not with any player.” “This team is in a wonderful age and they really still have space for improvement. “Now I think it is easier to live the life of a Liverpool supporter.”