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."