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Klopp Cools Title Talk, Says There is Still a Long Way to Go

Liverpool's pragmatic manager doused any flames fanned by the media over the potential for a Liverpool title run this season.

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Liverpool's fortunes have turned around dramatically since Jürgen Klopp took over as manager, with only a single loss blemishing the eleven matches he's spent at the helm of the club. Three massive away wins in a row against tough opposition plus an uptick in form from so many players has had many fans feeling as hopefuly as they did during Liverpool's winning streak in 2013-14.

Naturally, it's easy to let that feeling get carried away. Liverpool nearly won the league that season, and the  warm and fuzzies flowing back into fan hearts are sure to cause at least a few to think another title run is possible this year. Klopp cautioned those getting a bit too excited to take a wider view of the club's situation.

"I don't think about this," Klopp said when asked about Liverpool's title aspirations for the season. "People can talk about this, we 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 ok.

"But you need to have luck with injuries to be challenging, so we can't get carried away and look too far forward - but we don't have to because we are only sixth place and that is where we are. 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."

Klopp previously wouldn't even commit to qualifying for Champions League, so it's unsurprising that he'd nix discussion of a title run. Fans are allowed greater flights of fancy than managers, though, so while Klopp continues to do the hard work of actually winning games, fans are welcome to do the dreaming.

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