Jurgen Klopp is not getting carried away with Liverpool’s six-point lead at the top of the Premier League and says it means nothing at the moment (Liverpool 8/11 to win title).
Liverpool, who already had a four-point lead at the top of the table going into the game against Newcastle on Boxing Day, saw it grow further as they hammered the Magpies 4-0, while Manchester City lost at Leicester.
Tottenham crushed Bournemouth 5-0 to move into second place, but all off a sudden the Reds look to have a great chance of going all the way in the title race.
Their next match sees Arsenal visit Anfield on Saturday before the Reds travel to City on January 3 (Liverpool 4/9, draw 19/5, Arsenal 5/1 – Match Odds).
Liverpool will be top of the table when they face Pep Guardiola’s men no matter what happens against the Gunners, but Klopp is paying little attention to the points gap anyway.
“That means nothing. We play Arsenal and City,” he said. “I had no idea how any other teams were playing, I didn’t even know where they were playing.
“Afterwards I got the results and I can say it didn’t do a lot for me. It is just information. It’s good that we have six points than other teams, or seven, but that is pretty much all.”
Liverpool are unbeaten, scoring goals for fun and conceding very few, but Klopp accepts there is still a “long way to go”.
“All good numbers but there are 19 games to go,” he said. “So we play Arsenal, we play City, we play Tottenham. We play all of them again. There is a long way to go, we all know that.
“We have to win our games, we have to be focused, we have to be really in the mood and have tunnel vision, and see where it leads us to.”
Odds subject to change.