Liverpool boss Klopp is hoping Manchester City slip up against Leicester tonight amid their hunt for the Premier League title.

The Reds currently sit two points clear at the top of the table – albeit having played one game more – having beaten Newcastle 3-2 on Sunday.

Liverpool have racked up a stunning 94 Premier League points and, most seasons, that would be enough to land the prize.

But with City firing on all cylinders, their efforts to land the trophy they crave above all look set to be in vain.

Back in January, Liverpool flew to Dubai.

Yet when they returned, they slipped to 1-1 draws against Leicester and West Ham.

And Cascarino believes they lost as a result of their trip, telling The Times: “If Liverpool end up finishing second, it is easy to pinpoint the 2-1 defeat away to Manchester City as the moment they lost the title.

“But for me it was the two draws in the space of a week against Leicester City and West Ham United three months ago.

“Those matches came on the back of the club’s mid-season training camp in Dubai and in both games Liverpool took an early lead but they looked so flat.

“I think that trip away took the wind out of their sails at a vital moment.

“They lost their momentum and dropped four crucial points. If they had won those games they could have gone into the final game needing only a draw to be champions.”

Klopp, meanwhile, praised his Liverpool players for their fighting spirit after the Newcastle win.

“I have said to a couple of colleagues, I accepted long ago that we do everything, absolutely everything,” he said.

“The boys throw whatever they have on the pitch. That means whether we will be champions or not it will be destiny.

“Because we have done everything, we cannot do more.

“Can you get more than 94 points? Not really.

“So the boys tried everything, even when we were drawing they tried everything to win.”

Liverpool face Wolves in their final game of the Premier League season on Sunday (3pm).

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