Loris Karius issues warning to Liverpool team-mates in title race
The Liverpool signing insists Jurgen Klopp players can't look too far ahead in the Premier League title race
Loris Karius has warned his Liverpool team-mates that Jurgen Klopp’s side can’t afford to get carried away in the Premier League title race.
The Merseyside outfit are in second place in the Premier League table and a point behind leaders Chelsea after 13 games in the current campaign.
Liverpool were 2-0 winners against Sunderland in their last Premier League game on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Divock Origi and James Milner.
The Reds haven’t lost a Premier League fixture since a 2-0 defeat by promoted side Burnley at Turf Moor in their second top-flight game of the 2016-17 campaign.
And Karius, who moved to Liverpool from Mainz in the summer transfer window, warned his Reds team-mates that it will be a very competitive title race.
“It still feels like it’s a very long way away. There are a lot of games to play. We can’t look that far ahead,” Karius told Liverpool’s website.
“Of course it feels good for the whole team when you look at the table every week and you stay up there.
“I think this season is going to be very close. There are very good teams at the top so we need to focus and keep on going.
“The clean sheets are a good feeling for everyone. We are staying concentrated for the full 90 minutes. I wouldn’t mind a third in a row next weekend.”
Liverpool will make the long trip to Bournemouth in their next Premier League game at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Karius has kept two successive clean sheets in the Premier League against Southampton and Sunderland.
The German shot stopper moved to Anfield in a £4.7m deal from Mainz in the summer.