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Liverpool manager Klopp backtracks on Juventus comments: PSG are favourites!

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes PSG are favourites to win the Champions League.

The German had previously stated that Juventus were the favourites, and questioned why Maurizio Sarri's side were not 10 points ahead in Serie A.

When asked if he was ramping up the pressure on Juve and manager Maurizio Sarri, Klopp replied: "No, I didn't want to put Maurizio under pressure, really. I didn't want to.

"I don't play these kind of mind games, putting all the pressure on Juve. But people ask me and I said. Sometimes I don't think before I speak, that happens. And I said just, "I don't know why Juve is not 10 points ahead in the league" so that's absolutely… how can I say something like this?

"I saw now yesterday Lazio against Inter and that's the reason, these two teams, that's the reason. Nothing else.

"No, [Another journalist] was speaking about Atletico, how much problems, blah blah blah, are acceptable in a season. No, when Inter is there, firing again, Lazio plays a once-in-a-century season, then it's clear that it's tight.

"So I didn't want to put any pressure on Maurizio, I respect him absolutely too much. And I was happy when I heard about his response that I'm very funny as well and a little bit like this because that can happen that I say things which nobody should take really serious.

"But, the biggest favourite in the competition is PSG. So now they have the pressure! So nice. But I don't think what I will say will put pressure on any teams to be honest."

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