Jurgen Klopp rejected any idea that Liverpool will squeeze the pressure from his unbeaten Reds side by opening an eight-point buffer at the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool delivered a clinical performance to defeat Manchester City 3-1 in a pulsating affair against the pleased Anfield on Sunday.
Now the champions of Pep Guardiola are nine adrive points for Liverpool, with each eight back from Chelsea and Leicester City.
A command of this kind led several experts to suggest that by November the title is now to be lost in Liverpool.
Klopp has such a suggestion, but his team is ready to come. He is uncomfortable.
“To be 100 % honest, we do not feel any pressure,” he says.
“We know about the things that are coming up now. Nine points are positive if you are with us. A long way is needed.
“Other people will say 100%, and already said, that Liverpool can lose it only from now on.
“That’s a very negative approach, but you can see it like this. But we don’t care. I can promise you that we don’t care.
“Today we were completely focused on this game and not the situation in the table and how many points we are ahead of City in the table.
“That’s crazy. Nine points ahead of City, you cannot imagine that something like this would happen. But it’s not important because who wants to be first in November? You want to be first in May.
“It’s only November. We all know that but don’t have to say it as it’s clear. We will try and see what happens in the end.
“The pressure or whatever is not there yet. It will come, but at the moment it’s just opportunity and go for it and do the work, throw all in what you have and let’s see what happens.”
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 10, 2019
Liverpool only lost once last season en route to being pipped to the title by a solitary point and are yet to suffer defeat in the league this term.
Asked if Liverpool are thinking about going through the season unbeaten, Klopp replied: “Not at all.
“We just don’t think about it. What I thought after the game was a word I’m not allowed to say and then the boys go now all over the world, play for their countries and hopefully come back healthy and two days after we are back it’s Crystal Palace. That’s what I am concerned about.
“You saw again today, the hardest work is needed to win any football game but a game like this particularly. I’m really happy for tonight, but that’s it.”