Jurgen Klopp has revealed what ‘worries’ him most about Liverpool’s pursuit of the Premier League title.
The European champions have endured a superb start to the new campaign, stretching their unbeaten run to a club-record 32 top-flight games and establishing an eight-point advantage over nearest challengers Leicester at the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool head to Bournemouth this weekend looking in prime position to win an elusive league title, a win on the South Coast guaranteeing them top spot on Christmas Day. However, such a milestone will still prompt caution amongst the Anfield Faithful, with the Merseyside club having led the division at Christmas on three occasions in the last 11 years, all without going on to win the title.
Klopp remains unconcerned by that particular record, however, insisting the club’s congested fixture schedule over the festive period is his biggest worry in Liverpool’s bid to be crowned champions for the first time in 30 years.
When asked about the Reds record of blowing their Christmas lead, Klopp told his pre-match press conference: “I have told you often enough and can tell you again that I am really not interested in these number, stats or history,
“That is part of the deal when you are in a good position. There are a lot of people who celebrate already and a lot who worry still.
“I don’t listen to either of them to be honest. We want to try and win at Bournemouth, what that means for Christmas does not bother me.
“We know we are in a really difficult situation with the games coming up but we accepted that long ago.
“Now we have to deal with it. We are positive in this moment but we need to be lucky with the players staying healthy.
“These are things that worry us more than who is top at Christmas.”
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