Jurgen Klopp insists it is harder for Liverpool to win the league than Borussia Dortmund.Both sides, Klopp’s present and his past respectively, are currently top of the league, with Liverpool and Dortmund both six points clear at their own summits.While Dortmund have lost once, Liverpool have yet to taste defeat in the Premier League and are in pole position to win their first title of the Premier League era. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Klopp, though, remains wary, insisting that while Dortmund only have to deal with Bayern Munich, while the Reds are facing challenges from Manchester City, Spurs and Arsenal, among a number of others, including Chelsea and Manchester United.“It’s true that in recent weeks we have often sent congratulatory text messages back and forth [between Dortmund and Liverpool],” he told Bild.“[In England] you have to deal with Man City, Tottenham or Arsenal. Dortmund only really have to fight Bayern – that’s the difference.”Klopp says that the title race is far from over, too, despite Liverpool taking a commanding lead after Manchester City fell to two successive defeats, falling behind Spurs to third.“We should all look at the calendar: the only thing that’s over is the first half of the season,” he added.”It’s undeniable that we’ve played exceptionally so far, but we’re only half way. I don’t waste thoughts on anything else.”While Klopp claims Dortmund only have to deal with Bayern, he too will have to find a way to beat the Bavarian giants as the Reds prepare to take on the German champions, who are currently second in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League.“It’s going to be tough games for both teams,” he added.”What happened [to Bayern] this season doesn’t matter, we have to prepare ourselves for the best of Bavaria. We’ve seen in the past two or three weeks before the winter break that they’re strong again.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama already has one quarterback named Tagovailoa. The Crimson Tide are about to have two.Taulia Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Alabama’s national champion QB, is a four-star quarterback recruit in the 2019 class. Earlier this spring, he committed to the Crimson Tide.That commitment doesn’t appear to be 100 percent set in stone, though.Tagovailoa will reportedly be visiting a rival program this weekend.Gridiron Now’s John Brice reports that Tennessee will be hosting the younger Tagovailoa this weekend.So @Vol_Football is flat-out doing work on the recruiting trail. Had 6-8 QBs on campus last weekend in a special invite-only setting, in addition to linemen camp & 7on7. Now am told they expect to host @tauliaa12 through the weekend. #Vols #SEC— John Brice (@JohnDBrice1) June 14, 2018Like his older brother, Taulia is a big-time recruit. He’s ranked the No. 7 pro-style quarterback in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Taulia had visited Tennessee and South Carolina, among other programs, before committing to Alabama in April.It would be pretty shocking if he ended up somewhere other than Alabama, but he appears to have an open mind with his recruitment going forward.