Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he will not allow his players to get distracted by the prospect of setting a European points record following their blistering start to the season.
The Reds will face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening looking to extend their unbeaten run.
Victory against Jose Mourinho’s side will take Liverpool’s points tally to 61 points from 21 matches, which would represent the best start to a campaign of any team in the history of Europe’s top five leagues.
But Klopp, whose team are 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League, says he is treating their meeting with Spurs like any other game.
“I didn’t think a second about it and will not start thinking about it now,” Klopp said.
“The only thing I can say is if we thought about any kind of record, we would not have won the number of games we have won so far. That’s it.
“I think in sport – and you probably have to ask other teams who have done it before – they have never set a record because they wanted to set a record. It just happened because of being focused on each step we make and that is what we have to do.
“My problem at this moment is Tottenham, the way they play, the way we think they will play and all that stuff. That’s the only thing I am concerned about, nothing else.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!