Pep Guardiola insists that suggestions Manchester City are on their way to the Premier League title are premature.
The Spaniard’s side are currently five points clear at the top of the table having extended their advantage with a 3-2 win against West Brom on Saturday.
Guardiola’s men also boast frightening form that has seen them beat top six rivals Chelsea and Liverpool with performances that have fuelled talk of an unbeaten season.
Jurgen Klopp himself recently joked that City look as though they will be champions by January, to which Guardiola has strongly disagreed with.
Speaking after Saturday’s win, the City boss said: “You are English- from a long time ago, did you see a champion in January? Me neither,” as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
“Is that unrealistic? Definitely.”
It’s that kind of ‘never say never’ attitude that Klopp and Liverpool must bear in mind during a testing period for the club.
Despite a series of unconvincing displays and some poor results, the Reds find themselves just three points off fourth-placed Chelsea and still capable of competing for the top four.
Liverpool tend to enjoy a strong run of games at some point every season and the fact they are yet to hit top form is good reason for fans to remain optimistic.
As it stands, nothing is over.