Klopp tells table-topping Reds to keep it cool
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.