Jurgen Klopp considers Chelsea favorites to win the Premier League, but is adamant that Liverpool are once again ignoring their title rivals.
After 10 games, the Reds are at the top of the table behind Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference ahead of Sunday’s visit to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Although Liverpool was six points clear in the same stage last season, they faced a shortened match list and a barrage of injuries this season.
Nonetheless, Klopp believes his players will maintain the attitude that served them well in ending the 30-year wait for the title in July.
“I don’t feel like we’re chasing anyone or anyone chasing us right now,” said the Reds boss.
“I can see Tottenham doing quite well. Chelsea looks like the favorite with a bigger squad at the moment and after a somewhat rusty start I’m now fully in. They have incredible chances to move the team from one game to the next. to exchange.
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“We watch them, but we don’t chase them. We play them when we play them. That’s how we saw it last season.”
“The pressure is there, but it’s about yourself, how much you think about it. The pressure is there to win a match.
“Our pressure is that we want to win against Wolves, but we only play Wolves and no one else.”
For the first time since 2017, no club has opened an early rift at the top of the Premier League table.
And Klopp believes the unique conditions surrounding the season mean there is little point in judging the standings until much deeper into the campaign.
“It is far too early to think about who is ahead of whom,” he said.
“It’s just a situation this season, it’s not about setting a goal and going for it.
“It’s about getting through with the best football you can play and that’s what we’re trying to do.
“Due to circumstances it sometimes differs from midweek to weekend.
“But the goal for us is always to be fully focused on the next game and the next opponent and not think about other results, especially not so early in the season.”