Jurgen Klopp says it is far too early to say whether Liverpool (3/1 to win the Premier League) are title contenders after they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Monday night.

On the back of last season’s Champions League Final appearance, the Reds look the most likely to challenge Manchester City for the title this season after a successful summer in the transfer market.

They have started in fine style as well with two wins from two, scoring six goals and conceding none in the process.

However, when quizzed about Liverpool’s title hopes, Klopp was keen to play them down and says they are not even thinking about going up against Pep Guardiola’s side.

“It’s very early,” said Klopp, when asked whether the result confirmed Liverpool’s pre-season status as Manchester City’s closest title rivals. “I couldn’t care less really. We are not in a race with other Premier League teams each weekend.

“It is too strong to say anything after two match days. You can discuss whatever you want – just do it without us.”

Klopp is clearly keen to take the pressure off of his players and focus on one game at a time, but the signs for a strong season are there.

Liverpool have shown they can score goals for fun, but Klopp will be encouraged to see his defence working well together, marshalled well by Virgil van Dijk.

“Virgil’s performance was really, really good,” Klopp added. “Quality costs a specific price. Cars are like that. Lots of things are like that. Players too.

“Nobody thinks about that now, which is good. In this market at the moment, he’s at least worth it even if it’s not too cheap. He loves playing with these boys.”

Following their disappointment in last season’s Champions League final, the Reds are 10/1 with Betfred to lift the trophy this season.

Odds subject to change.