Jurgen Klopp sees Chelsea as the favorites to win the Premier League – but is adamant Liverpool are again ignoring their title rivals.
After 10 games played, the “reds” are behind Tottenham Hotspur with a goal difference at the top of the table before Sunday’s visit to the Wolverhampton Wanderers.
While Liverpool had a six-point difference in the same phase of last season, this term had to deal with a list of condensed pitches and a number of injuries.
However, Klopp believes his players maintain the attitude that served them well to end the club’s 30-year wait for the title in July.
“I do not feel we are chasing anyone at the moment or someone chasing us,” said the Reds boss.
“I see Tottenham doing pretty well. Chelsea are currently my favorites with a bigger squad and after a bit of a rusty start they are now fully involved. They have incredible opportunities to change teams from one game to another.
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“We see them, but we do not chase them. We play them when we play them. That is how we saw it last season.
“The pressure is here, but it’s up to you, how much you think about it. The pressure is to win a game.”
“Our pressure is to want to win against the Wolves, but we only play against the Wolves and no one else.
For the first time since 2017, no club has opened an early lead at the top of the Premier League table.
And Klopp believes that the unique circumstances around the season mean that it does not make much sense to evaluate the ranking to much deeper in the campaign.
“It is too early to think about who in front of whom,” he said.
“The situation this season is simple, it is not about setting a goal and going towards it.
“It’s about having the best possible football you can play and that’s what we’re trying to do.
“It varies from mid to weekend at times due to some circumstances.
“But the goal for us is to always be fully focused on the next game and the next opponent and not to think, especially not at the beginning of the season, about other results.”