The Reds find themselves at the top of the table after a comfortable 6-1 victory at the weekend.
After the thrashing of Watford, Liverpool have truly outlined their title credentials to the world. The Reds are now at the top of the table with 26 points after Manchester City dropped points at home against Middlesbrough while the North London Derby ended in a 1-1 draw.
The manner in which Liverpool ripped apart the hapless Watford side has made everyone sit and take notice. There can be little arguments – that front-line is as good as the league can offer.
While questions remain at the back, going forward Liverpool have been terrorizing teams at will. Since their shock defeat to Burnley, Jurgen Klopp’s men have forged together a 12 match unbeaten run in all competitions, scoring 36 goals in the process. The opponents just seem to have no answers for the attacking players’ intricate combination play, intelligent movements and ruthless precision in the final third.
916 – Liverpool will finish the day top of the Premier League table for the first time since May 6th 2014, 916 days ago. Perch.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 6, 2016
And yet, Jurgen Klopp has insisted that it’s too premature to talk about a title challenge.
Talking at the press-conference, after Liverpool’s thumping 6-1 victory over Watford on Sunday, Klopp stated that being top of the table in November means little as there’s hardly any pressure now compared to the back-end of the season, when a lot is at stake for every single point.
“If someone thinks being one point ahead after 11 match days is a big sign for the rest of the season, I can’t help this person,” said the Liverpool boss.
Jurgen Klopp, though, added he’s happy with his team’s recent performances and of course with their place on the league table, but are keeping calm and taking one game at a time.
“We will stay cool. The only thing you can do is work and stay concentrated. A lot of different things could happen in the next few weeks and months, how positive they are is up to us.”
“When I came here I asked for time and patience and belief and after 11 match days everyone’s asking for guarantees (for the title). The only thing we have is a pretty good football team.”
The manager also highlighted how tough the challenge for the league will be with Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester United all in the fray.
However, there’s one man who thinks the Reds could go all the way this season – Watford’s head-coach Walter Mazzarri. The Italian manager heaped praises on the Liverpool side, claiming them to be the best team he has faced so far before adding they have every tool to lift the Premier League title come May.