Mark Lawrenson: My message for Liverpool fans talking about title

Mark Lawrenson says it is important Liverpool don't get carried away with increasing talk of title challenge

Mark Lawrenson has urged Liverpool supporters not to get carried away amid growing talk of a Premier League title challenge.

The Reds can move to within seven points of leaders Premier League leaders Leicester City if Liverpool beat Steve McClaren’s struggling Newcastle United side at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.

He has everyone at Liverpool – including the supporters – in the palm of his hands

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool are unbeaten in the Premier League since Jurgen Klopp took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers, drawing with Tottenham Hotspur before victories over Chelsea and Manchester City.

Former Reds defender Lawrenson insisted it is very important that the Merseyside outfit doesn’t get swept away with the current hype surrounding the 18-time English champions.

“For all those talking about a possible title challenge, I’d just say ‘woah, hold on a minute’,” Lawrenson told Liverpool Echo.

“We’re in December. The start of December. There are still more than five months remaining of the season and plenty can happen in that time.

“It’s so, so important we don’t become carried away.

“Klopp, though, has managed to lift the entire club. Everybody, from the players down to the staff. That’s an incredible short-term achievement.

“He has everyone at Liverpool – including the supporters – in the palm of his hands, and he’s incredibly good at winning people over.”

Liverpool six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United ahead of Sunday’s game at Newcastle.

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The Reds were emphatic 6-1 winners against Southampton in the League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night to set up a last-four meeting with Stoke City in January.

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