By Amir Mir
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged his side to “stay cool” after they topped the Premier League table following their 6-1 thrashing of Watford at Anfield on Sunday.
The Merseyside club now have 26 points after 11 games, one point ahead of Chelsea in second, who beat Everton 5-0 on Saturday.
Klopp’s men scored three first-half goals with Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can finding the back of the net.
Roberto Firmino added a fourth on 57 minutes, before Mane doubled his tally on the hour mark before substitute Giorginio Wijnaldum rounded things off in stoppage time.
The Hornets did score a consolation through right-back Daryl Janmaat but the damage had already been done by the visitors.
Klopp remained calm after the final whistle as he stated that their current lead at the top of the table counts for nothing at this moment in time.
“If somebody thinks being one point ahead after 11 match days is a big sign for the rest of the season then I can’t help this person,” said Klopp, as quoted by Sky Sports. “We stay cool. It’s the best position I can imagine but nothing else has happened.
“We knew that Arsenal drew against Tottenham but we didn’t speak one word about the possibility of being top of the table.”
As a result of that display, the Reds have now scored a league high of 30 goals in 11 Premier League games, four more than their nearest contenders Chelsea.
The German manager has the task of bringing the English title back to Anfield for the first time since the 1989/90 season.
In other Liverpool team news, players celebrated on social media as they recorded a 6-1 victory over Watford on Sunday.