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Jurgen Klopp: I'm not worried about chasing the points record

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he isn't worried about chasing the Premier League points record.

The German manager has claimed that achieving the points record isn't "important" to him, despite the Reds beating Brighton 3-1 at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday (07.08.20).

He said after the game: "It's not important for me, I'm not interested in any of this but I want to win football games. For sports people in general it might be important. We are champions and it could be softening but it is not - the boys go with everything.

"We have 92 points and last season we had 97. We got five points more than this last season - that's unbelievable, I have no idea how we did that."

The Premier League points record is currently held by Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Klopp also praised Brighton's performance in the game at the Amex, saying the hosts adopted a "brave formation".

Speaking to the BBC, the manager - whose side won thanks to two goals from Mohamed Salah and one from Jordan Henderson - said: "I saw two very good teams, both trying to play football.

"They had a brave formation and set up but we had a super solution for that. Our high press was outstanding but when we lost the ball in the wrong moment it was really difficult.

"They deserved the goal so we had to adjust a few things like our protection and position in midfield and it helped. The beginning was outstanding and the end was good again. I couldn't respect more what Graham [Potter] is doing here - they made it a really tough game."

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