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Klopp insists Liverpool aren’t taking title talk for granted

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are not taking title talk for granted despite extending their lead at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 thrashing of second-placed Leicester on Boxing Day.

The league leaders moved 13 points clear of their nearest challengers with a thumping victory at the King Power Stadium, Roberto Firmino scoring twice with further goals from James Milner and Trent Alexander-Arnold sealing a comprehensive win over Brendan Rodgers side.

The Reds also have a game in hand over their rivals and look well placed to end an almost three-decade wait for a league title, though Klopp is refusing to talk of a first Premier League crown for his side, and says Liverpool are focused solely on Sunday’s meeting with Wolves ahead of a difficult run of fixtures in the new year.

“The only thing that changes is the numbers are different,” Klopp told the BBC.

“It was 10, 11 and now it is 13 points. We don’t feel it, we don’t think about it we did not mention it once before the game. It is just not interesting.

“I can write the stories by myself. Never before in the history of British football has a team had a bigger lead and lost the lead. That sounds negative in my head and we are just focused on the next games.

“We have Wolves, Sheffield United, Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United, that does not sound like anything is decided. We try with everything we have to be ready. The number are not relevant.”

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