Jürgen Klopp Claims Liverpool Don’t Care About ‘Crazy’ 8-Point Lead at the Top of the Premier League

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has said his side are paying no attention to the ‘crazy’ eight-point chasm they have opened up at the top of the Premier League following Sunday’s win over Manchester City, saying that he only cares about their league position come May. 

The Reds sealed a ​crucial win in the first clash of the title favourites this season, with goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané securing the three points despite Bernardo Silva’s late consolation. 

With their newly-extended lead – it’s incidentally eight points from Leicester and Chelsea, nine to the reigning champions in fourth – comes questions about whether he is ‘feeling the pressure’ to hold on, but Klopp said after the Anfield victory that it is far too early for that. 

Jurgen Klopp

He did however admit that their lead over the defending champions is far beyond anything he would have imagined at this stage in the season.

“We don’t feel any pressure, to be 100% honest,” he said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo. “The things that will now come up, we know about. If you are with us, then nine points is a positive. There’s a long way to go.

“Other people will 100% say, and have said already, that from now on ​Liverpool can only lose it. That’s a very negative approach, but you can see it like this. But we don’t care. I can promise you that we don’t care.

“Today we were completely focused on this game and not the situation in the table and how many points we are ahead of ​City in the table.

“[It’s] crazy. Nine points ahead of City, you cannot imagine that something like this would happen. But it’s not important because who wants to be first in November? You want to be first in May.

“It’s only November. We all know that but don’t have to say it as it’s clear. We will try and see what happens in the end.

“The pressure or whatever is not there yet. It will come, but at the moment it’s just opportunity and go for it and do the work, throw all in what you have and let’s see what happens.”

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