Jurgen Klopp addresses talk of Liverpool winning Premier League title
Jurgen Klopp pours cold water on talk of Liverpool winning the Premier League title
Jurgen Klopp has played down increasing talk of Liverpool challenging for the Premier League title this season.
The Reds are being touted as an outside chance to win the top-flight crown after a string of impressive performances over the past couple of months.
We can’t get carried away and look too far forward – we are only in sixth place
Liverpool sealed a stunning 3-1 win at defending champions Chelsea in October, before the Reds were impressive 4-1 winners at title favourites Manchester City.
Klopp’s side booked their place in the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday night after a one-sided 6-1 win against Southampton at St Mary’s.
However, the charismatic 48-year-old former Borussia Dortmund manager is refusing to get carried away despite recent results.
“I don’t think about this,” Klopp is quoted as saying by The Mirror when asked about a title charge.
“People can talk about this but we just have to play football.
“We don’t have any ideas yet about where we can get to – it’s a fantastic football club and everyone here loves working at this club and everything is really good.
“But you need to have luck with injuries to be challenging, so we can’t get carried away and look too far forward – we are only in sixth place. That is all we look at and that is what football is all about. We know we can get better, and we know there is still a long way to go.”
Liverpool are in sixth place but a mere six points behind Manuel Pellegrini’s Premier League leaders Manchester City.
The Reds make the trip to Steve McClaren’s struggling Newcastle United side at St James’s Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool have won six of their opening 14 Premier League games.