Jurgen Klopp isn’t taking his side’s impressive start to the season too seriously, insisting that the ‘hardest period’ of the campaign is still to come.
Liverpool had enjoyed a flawless start to the season, winning their opening eight Premier League games of the season before finally dropping their first points in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United last weekend.
Asked if he is already dreaming of steering Liverpool to a maiden Premier League title, Klopp insisted that the “crazy” fixture congestion that comes in November and December is the “hardest period” they will face, and that his side will still need luck on their side at times.
“We are in a better position than we would have expected at the start of the season,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
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“Are we already through? No. We have created a proper basis to work with. The hardest period ever will come up again. November, December, crazy.
“We have to be lucky in some moments. We have to fight for it, and that’s what we do. No guarantees.”
The Merseyside outfit won a sixth European crown when they beat Sunday’s opponents in Madrid back in June, and while Klopp admitted it was a ‘wonderful’ experience, he said he still has work to do to improve his side.
“It’s a nice memory, wonderful, great, everything perfect, but it’s gone, it’s history,” he added.
“It’s a nice part of life, but nothing else changed. It was probably the best summer of my life.
“The boys started the season in a different mindset, more convinced about themselves. I feel there is still a lot of space in that department, where they can be more convinced.”