Jürgen Clops sees Chelsea as a favorite to win the Premier League – but he is adamant that Liverpool is once again ignoring its rivals.
After 10 games, the Reds are at the top of the goalkeeper’s table in Tottenham Hotspur before Sunday’s Wolverhampton Wanderers visit.
Although Liverpool had six points in the same period last season, they had to deal with a shortlist of players and injuries.
Nevertheless, Klops believes that his players maintain the attitude that worked well for them, ending the club’s 30-year wait for the title in July.
“I don’t think we’re persecuting or chasing us right now,” said the Reds boss.
“I see Tottenham doing pretty well.” Chelsea “right now I have a look that looks like a favorite with a bigger lineup and after a slightly rusty start is completely penetrated. They have incredible opportunities to change teams from one game to another.
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“We watch them, but we don’t look for them. We play them when we play. That’s how we saw it last season.
“The pressure is there, but it applies to you the same, how much you think about it. The pressure exists to win the game.
“Our pressure is that we want to win against wolves, but we only play against wolves and no one else.”
For the first time since 2017, no club has opened an early gap at the top of the Premier League table.
And Clops believes that the unique circumstances associated with the season mean that it doesn’t make much sense to evaluate the overall rating to a deeper part of the campaign.
“It’s too early to think about who’s ahead,” he said.
“This is just a situation this season, it’s not goal setting and going for it.
“It’s about overcoming it with the best football you can play, and that’s what we’re trying to do.
“Due to some circumstances, it sometimes varies from mid – week to weekend.
“But our goal is always to focus entirely on the next game and the next opponent and not think about other results, especially not at the beginning of this season.”