Jurgen Klopp is happy with Liverpool’s start to the season, but he insists “there is a long way to go”.
The Reds have impressed so far in the Premier League, winning four of their opening six games in their best start to a campaign for eight years.
They have scored 24 goals in eight games in all competitions, and are beginning to reap the rewards in defence, having conceded just four goals in their last six games.
They sit fourth in the Premier League table, but Klopp is not getting carried away.
“It’s not the worst league table we’ve had since I have been here, maybe even the best,” he told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“But the big problem is only six games played. Quite early stages. I am happy about this but there is a long way to go.
“Nobody was really happy with their position last season apart from Leicester. Everyone is striking back. There’s been a lot of change in terms of managers and players. A lot of quality.
“For sure it’s the most competitive league in world football. People always ask which is the best league? I have no idea but there are seven, eight, nine teams who think they should be top of this league. We have to deal with that pressure.”
Liverpool are 5/1 second favourites with most bookmakers behind Manchester City. After being informed of this by former Red Jamie Carragher, Klopp replied: “I don’t even understand those numbers.
“I have never had a bet in my life. Where I come from you keep your money together. You don’t do things like this.
“It’s better that we have an optimistic mood around. At this moment Liverpool feels good.
“Before Hull everyone said: ‘this is the last real issue they had, they can’t play against teams who defend deeper’. But we won it in an impressive way.
“What I loved in the first half against Hull was we were really flexible and then when we lost it we were wild boys winning it back.
“But that’s over. Our next game is Swansea. Then the international break. I don’t like international breaks because the players aren’t around. Then we start again against Manchester United.
“We have done our job until now. I am fine with the moment but it could be better. We still have to improve.”