Liverpool boss plays down title challenge following 6-1 victory

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down a title challenge following their 6-1 away win over Southampton in the Capital One Cup quarter-final, according to reports from the Mirror.

The Reds are currently in a good vein of form since the arrival of Klopp as their new manager, winning seven out of their last eight games under the German.

However, Klopp isn’t getting ahead of himself despite their incredible run, believing that there is still a lot of work to be done and that he is not yet thinking about a title challenge.

“I don’t think about this,” he said in regarding to becoming champions.

“People can talk about this but we just have to play football.

“We don’t have any ideas yet about where we can get to – it’s a fantastic football club and everyone here loves working at this club and everything is really good.

“But you need to have luck with injuries to be challenging, so we can’t get carried away and look too far forward – we are only in sixth place.

“That is all we look at and that is what football is all about. We know we can get better, and we know there is still a long way to go.”

It seemed that his good streak wasn’t set to continue when Southampton took an early lead, with Sadio Mane getting on the end of a header in the very first minute.

But Daniel Sturridge had other ideas, scoring a brace to help Liverpool to a 2-1 lead and they never looked back, with Divock Origi grabbing a hat-trick on the way to a 6-1 route.

The Reds will travel to St. James’ Park to face a struggling Newcastle United side this coming weekend.