The Reds are one point behind Manchester City after their tie in the Merseyside derby last weekend.

Jurgen Klopp says his team have not changed their approach for the title race in the Premier League and are not intended to until the end of the season.

At the end of last year, Liverpool was ten points ahead of City but thanks to some matches in which Klopp’s side lost points, the Citizens were able to climb to the top of the table with a one-point difference until now.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah shows his anguish after a miss during the 0-0 draw with Everton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images

On Saturday, Manchester City could temporarily go four points ahead of Liverpool as they face Watford at the Etihad while Liverpool go up against Burnley on Sunday.

“Luckily we don’t have to change much,” Klopp said press conference ahead of the Burnley match. “The plan is still to win football games and that is difficult enough.

“We will know the City result before we start our game but we won’t make a big fuss about it because we are just fighting for the top spot in the league and it’s important to be optimistic and excited.

“Our only problem this week is Burnley and that’s enough – we have to be really good to beat this team, Dyche is doing an amazing job perhaps with not the best circumstances in the league.

“We have prepared for the fact it will be tough.”

The last time the Reds played against Burnley, it was a very heated encounter at Turf Moor between Klopp and Burnley manager Dyche, an encounter the German has now said he regrets.

“We are all human beings and we react in the moment,” he said.

“I make mistakes in my life and I regret them. I have no idea what he said after the game.

“We are all under different circumstances and that’s all but I don’t think there is anything to regret and I have no bad feelings about this.”

Klopp had nothing but praise for Dyche and compared their dip in performance this season to the experience he had at former club Mainz in Bundesliga.

“They are so consistent in what they are doing,” he said.

“I had a similar situation at Mainz when we were challenging in Europe for the first time and lost the first five games of the Bundesliga. We were not used to it.

“Burnley are very physical, quick transitions and counter-attacks but when they had to travel and play Thursday, Sunday, Thursday, Sunday it takes time.

“Now they are going for it like we all are and that gets my respect.”

Klopp also delivered good news on the injury front, revealing Dejan Lovren, James Milner, Rhian Brewster and Jordan Henderson are all in contention to play as Gomez steps up his recovery.

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