Jurgen Klopp rates Liverpool FC’s title hopes after 4-1 win over Cardiff
Jurgen Klopp discusses Liverpool FC's title hopes after their 4-1 win over Cardiff City on Saturday
Jurgen Klopp has played down Liverpool FC’s title hopes despite the Reds having secured their joint-best ever start to a Premier League season.
The Merseyside outfit are still unbeaten in the top flight this term and they continued their impressive form with a dominant 4-1 win over Cardiff City at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Goals from Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri and a brace from Sadio Mane handed the Reds all three points as they moved to the top of the Premier League table.
Manchester City can still move back to the top of the Premier League table if they beat Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Monday night.
However, Liverpool FC have certainly underlined their status as one of the Premier League likely title contenders this season.
Despite their impressive unbeaten form, Klopp believes that the Reds should not get too carried away by their position at the top of the table.
Asked whether Liverpool FC moving top of the table on Saturday was significant to him, Klopp told his post-match news conference at Anfield: “Not really.
“The number of points makes a massive difference because the difference between 23 and 26 points feels like 20 points, pretty much! But it’s only three, so it’s really important to stay on track.
“We will all meet each other and stuff like that, so it’s unbelievable that five or six clubs have such a big number of points – it makes it only even more intense.
“It’s good for the people and the supporters of all the different clubs. For today, it was clear if we won it would be like that – now we have won the game and that’s really good.
“For us, it’s just the next step, so that’s cool.”
He continued: “Now we have time to recover – first time for a lot of the boys that they don’t play in three days again and our international players haven’t had that since I don’t know when – so we will use the time to recover and prepare for the Arsenal game, which will be another nice challenge.”
Despite Liverpool FC earning lots of praise for their solid performances and progress under Klopp, the Reds are still searching for their first major trophy under the German manager.
Liverpool FC are next in Premier League action on Saturday evening, when they travel to The Emirates to take on Arsenal.