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Klopp admits Liverpool atmosphere 'not the best'; concedes top 4 finish 'big challenge'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits they face a big challenge to finish in the top four this season.

Liverpool won the Premier League title by 18 points last season but they currently find themselves in sixth place, and Klopp says it will be a "big challenge" to finish in the top four this time around.

"It is a big challenge of course," admitted Klopp.

"You only have to look at the points. We are not too far off but it's still a distance.

"We have to win as many games as possible and we will see at the end of the season, but its a challenge."

The atmosphere at Liverpool is "appropriate for how it should be", says Klopp.

"It [atmosphere] is not the best we have had, but we all agree on the things we have to do," said the Reds boss.

"We have had good moments as well but it is a very challenging time for this squad. These are the times you have to show your real face and that is what the boys do.

"We are working hard to turn it around and win football games and you need positivity for that. I am responsible for the mood as well and I'm in a good mood.

"I'm not happy about the situation but it's a massive challenge and I prefer to face it in a positive way. I see a lot of good things in our performance but we know we haven't got the results.

"We try to influence as much as we can and the rest we have to accept. I'm sure there are worse situations out there in the world than ours, so we have a positive atmosphere."

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