Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva reckons Jurgen Klopp’s side can lift the Premier League title this season if they keep up their high standards.
The Reds go into this weekend’s away trip to Southampton at the summit of the Premier League, having won seven out of their last eight games in the top-flight.
Lucas doesn’t want the Liverpool squad to get carried away with their good start to the season but says there is a growing belief amongst the players that they can win it.
“Yes I think we can with the title. We have had very good results and playing against some very hard teams and we’ve showed that if we perform the way we are at this moment, we believe we can win the title,” he told Soccer Saturday.
“But it is a very early stage. I have been top of the league in other years at this stage around Christmas time and ended up not winning so we have to go game by game and it is a long season.
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“There are times that we will be struggling as every team does and we will have to be able to cope with that, still collect as many points as we can and see where it will take us by May.
“Of course we know where we are at this moment but it is something we don’t really talk too much about. It is great to be there but there are still a lot of games to be played and we want to end up there.
“Watford was a very good result and performance. I’ve been involved in other good games that we probably didn’t win 6-1 but 2-1 or 3-1. I remember a few games last year as well where we had a very good performance.
“The momentum is very good, the performances have been very good so we still have a lot to improve. That’s positive because if we can be top of the league and still have a lot to improve, then that’s a good sign of what we are trying to do everyday in training.”