Klopp tells ta­ble-top­ping Reds to keep it cool

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

LIVER­POOL man­ager Jur­gen Klopp has urged his play­ers to “be cool” af­ter his side went top of the Premier League for the first time since he ar­rived at An­field with an em­phatic dis­play, thrash­ing Wat­ford 6-1.

Sadio Mane scored twice while Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Ge­orginio Wi­j­nal­dum all got their names on the score­sheet as Liver­pool pro­duced the kind of per­for­mance that will fur­ther fuel ti­tle talk.

How­ever, Klopp was keen to urge cau­tion de­spite the fer­vour whipped up by the red half of Mersey­side, who have not seen Liver­pool win the league ti­tle since 1990.

“If some­body thinks be­ing one point ahead af­ter 11 match­days is a big sign for the rest of the sea­son, I can’t help this per­son, so sorry,” Klopp said.

“We stay cool, it’s the best po­si­tion I can imag­ine, noth­ing else hap­pened. We didn’t speak one word that Arse­nal drew against Tot­ten­ham, not one word about the pos­si­bil­ity of be­ing top of the ta­ble.

Klopp in­sisted that the ex­tra scru­tiny on his side as they head into the in­ter­na­tional break top of the pile for the first time since May 2014 will not af­fect them.

Wat­ford have played Arse­nal, Chelsea and Manch­ester United this sea­son but Wat­ford man­ager Wal­ter Maz­zarri was adamant where Liver­pool are in the peck­ing or­der for Premier League ti­tle chal­lengers.

“If they con­tinue like this, they are num­ber one in my list for win­ning the Premier League,” said the Ital­ian.

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