Liverpool does not “feel neither think about or mention” the Premier League title. Said Klopp despite opening up a 13-point lead at the top.
Liverpool demolished second-placed Leicester 4-0 at the King Power Stadium. The Reds now hold the joint-biggest advantage in Premier League history after the Boxing Day fixture.
Firmino scored twice, Milner netted a penalty and Trent Alexander fizzed home the fourth for Liverpool.
“It is just a game against a really good football team. It is not about deciding whatever you are thinking before it is decided.” Said Klopp.
Liverpool has come through a testing festive period by winning the Club World Cup in Qatar, reaching the Champions League knockout stages and opening up a sizeable lead in the League.
In 1993, Man United also had a 13-point lead at the top 94 seasons and finished in that position. The Red Devils were eight points clear of Blackburn and Liverpool’s result moved them a step closer to clinching their first league title since 1990.
However, Klopp’s side has a game in hand. The club has dropped just two points from 18 games this season but the German, as expected, is keeping expectations down.
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“The only thing that changes is the numbers are different. It was 10, 11 and now it is 13 points. We don’t feel it, we don’t think about it we did not mention it once before the game. It is just not interesting.”
‘I can write stories by myself. Never before in the history of British football has a team had a bigger lead and lost the lead. That sounds negative in my head and we are just focused on the next games.”
“We have Wolves, Sheffield United, Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United. That does not sound like anything is decided. We try with everything and we have to be ready. The number is not relevant.”
Asked if his side had played better this season, Klopp replied, “We played an exceptional game against Manchester City, a superb game against Arsenal and we have had a few better games.”
“That was exactly the performance we needed. A little bit less good and we could have had problems. The boys were 100% in the game and that helped a lot.”