Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has claimed champions-elect Chelsea have been lucky this season.
The Blues will win the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s debut season, if they beat West Brom on Friday night at the Hawthorns.
Klopp, whose side took four points off Chelsea this term, doesn’t think his men are far behind the Blues and believes they have been fortunate with injuries.
“You have to look at the games we played against Chelsea,” Klopp said.
“We were not worse than 14 points or whatever it is at the moment. That’s for sure.
“But they are experienced, cold as ice and they get the points. They play very serious and finish when they have to finish.
“Now they are in a good run again and difficult to stop at this moment but we will all have a different season next year. It’s not just about Chelsea.
“You saw how we played against Tottenham (Liverpool won 2-0 at Anfield). We all know the gap is not that big, but the gap was big enough.
“Chelsea deserves the title but I said already they had the most luck with injuries.
“Diego Costa? Did he miss one game? Eden Hazard, was he out for one game? Pedro could play, Willian could play, their defensive line could play. You need this luck and then you can go through.
“I don’t say we could have gone through but the gap would have been closer.”