Nine games, 20 points. With the exception of the loss to Burnley, we could hardly have hoped for a better start to the new season.
Our current rate of points accumulation puts us well on track for a title bid. Our two best tallies in the Premier League era so far are 86 points in 2009 and 84 points in 2014. We are currently averaging 2.22 points a game, and that could theoretically give us 84/85 points in May.
But Klopp does not want to get carried away. He still insists it is far too early to be making grandiose claims about the elusive Premier League title.
“I don’t care (what people are saying),” Klopp said. (Echo)
“It’s normal in football that when you are in a good position people start talking a bit more positively. I recognise the mood – I feel it around LFC and it’s good.
“But unfortunately it’s still October and there is a long way to go. Hopefully you can ask these questions for the whole season. At the moment I have no answer for it. I’m not interested.
“It’s good until now. Not more, but good, so let’s carry on.”
Of course, it’s sensible to be cautious.
But after such a strong start we now have an easier run of games until we play City on New Years Eve. If we are still there or thereabouts when 2017 rolls around, there will be no denying we are in with a massive chance.