Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on a club-record 97 points as the race for the Premier League title enters its final month.
A 2-0 win over Chelsea restored the Reds’ two-point advantage at the top of the table after Manchester City, who have a match in hand, had briefly taken back first place with a win at Crystal Palace earlier in the day.
After a goalless opening first half, Liverpool sent the home fans delirious with two quick goals early in the second period with a Sadio Mane header followed by a sumptuous strike from Mohamed Salah.
That opened the game up with the hosts looking to add more goals to their tally, while Eden Hazard hit the post and spurned another great chance for the visitors in a frantic 45 minutes.
However, neither side could find a way through again and Liverpool move two points above City on 85 points having played a game more, while Chelsea remain in fourth on 66 points.
City won the league with 100 points last season but Klopp is targeting four more wins to push their rivals all the way over the closing few weeks – and using a Betfred new customer promo code could be vital in taking advantage of the bookies favouring City currently.
“The biggest challenge for us is always facing the world outside, you (the media) and other people. We play our game,” he said
“If City lost and we find out five minutes before the game that’s not a help. You lose your focus then.
“We only try to collect as many points as possible. What is it now, 85? Four games to play. 97 (possible). Let’s try.
“And if that’s enough, then perfect. If not, we cannot change it. And we didn’t lose it here or there or whatever.
“Very smart people will come out and say ‘Yeah, if you would have won against Leicester you would be champions’.
“It’s all bulls**t. People and idiots bring something like this up.
“We see it game by game. We go to Porto now (holding a 2-0 lead in the Champions League), which will be a tough one.
“We know that they get at least two players back, Pepe and (Hector) Herrera, so they will be an interesting and difficult challenge.
“Then we play Cardiff and everybody knows that is a tough place to go.”