Jurgen Klopp has played down the importance of Liverpool’s club-record unbeaten league run, with Wednesday night’s Merseyside derby thrashing of Everton extending their record to 32 league fixtures without defeat.
The Premier League leaders produced a scintillating attacking display to dismantle their struggling local rivals 5-2 at Anfield, Divock Origi scoring twice in addition to goals from Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum.
The win maintained Liverpool‘s eight-point advantage at the top and was also Klopp’s 100th Premier League victory, though the Reds boss insists he remains unconcerned by such landmarks and records as he bids to bring further silverware to the club.
Speaking post-match, Klopp said: “I would love that this number is in one season. That would be great! Last season we were nearly 38 games unbeaten but it was not enough. Nice number but not really interested in it.
“I can’t remember one game in the 100 [of his PL wins] where we shouldn’t have won it. It feels like we have to win each and every game. All the wins are necessary. It’s a good start, that’s it – maybe a perfect start. We sleep twice, maybe three times then we play Bournemouth.
“They are in the moment and will go with all they have so we have to recover and go again.”
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