Jurgen Klopp has scoffed at some of the early title talk which is being bandied about following Liverpool’s crushing victory over Watford on Sunday.
The 6-1 victory saw the Reds climb to the top of the table for the first time since that infamous 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace, albeit in far happier circumstances.
Goals from Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum sealed a win in which we had more shots on target than any club since records began in the Premier League.
But Liverpool’s boss thinks it’s far too early to put pressure on his side, especially with so many other impressive teams competing.
“If somebody thinks being one point ahead after 11 match days is a big sign for the rest of the season then I can’t help this person,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“We stay cool. It’s the best position I can imagine but nothing else has happened.
“We knew that Arsenal drew against Tottenham but we didn’t speak one word about the possibility of being top of the table.
“There’s no pressure after 11 match days, absolutely no pressure. We saw Chelsea [on Saturday], quite impressive, [Manchester] City playing Barcelona, quite impressive. Man United – never write them off, Tottenham [are a] good side. There’s a lot of really good teams around.”
Whether he likes it or not, for as long as Liverpool sit top, fans and the media alike are going to speak up our chances. It’s been 26 years, nearly 27, since we last won a title, and it’s a compliment – if anything – of the belief he’s installed into us!