Liverpool opened the gap at the top of the Premier League table to six points with a dominant win over Newcastle United at Anfield on Boxing Day.
Yet despite the impressive win over Rafa Benitez’s outfit, Klopp says he is refusing to get carried away and that the gap between Liverpool and Spurs ‘means nothing.’
While fans are rightfully excited about potentially winning the league, it’s encouraging to see that Klopp is not getting ahead of himself and will keep the players grounded.
When questioned about the lead at the top of the table, Klopp said: “Yeah, but it means nothing. We play Arsenal and City [in our next two games], so it’s good that we have six or seven points more than other teams.
“But that’s pretty much all. What we wanted to do all the time [was] create a situation, a basis for the rest of the season and now the first part of the season is over. What we said as well is that we want to create our own history. We are the first Liverpool team in the Premier League to be unbeaten in 19 matches – a little history and a nice step. [We have] Conceded seven goals – all really, really good numbers.
“A good situation, that’s clear, but 19 games to go. We play City, we play Arsenal, we play Tottenham, we play all of them again and again and maybe in different competitions. So it’s very difficult, there’s a long way to go and we all know that. I had no idea how any other teams were playing, I didn’t even know where they were playing so afterwards I got the results and I can say it didn’t do a lot with me, if it did anything, to be honest. It’s just information.
“We have to win our games, we have to be focused, we need to be really in the mood with having tunnel vision. That’s really important and then we will see where it leads us.”