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Jürgen Klopp Tempers Growing Title Challenge Hopes

Liverpool's manager feels good right now but knows it is a long season.

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From the moment Jürgen Klopp was appointed manager at Liverpool last season, there has been an expectation of grand success. Given the work he did at Borussia Dortmund, it was not too much of a reach to think he could restore the club to its European success of the mid-2000s in just a couple of seasons.

So far, Klopp is ahead of schedule, as the Reds are at the top of the table and very much in the early title race picture. Still, he tried to temper hopes of a title this year.

"I have no idea what to do to win the Premier League," Klopp said. "It's my first proper season in the Premier League."

"But I'm really sure it was never decided at the end of October. We feel good at the moment, that's all," he added.

In terms of how far Liverpool have come under his watch, Klopp was positive. Even though his side conceded twice against Crystal Palace over the weekend, he saw a strong overall performance.

"I like it ... We know we have to improve and develop, but it's all good," Klopp said. "4-2 - if you ask me before the game, I buy it. After the game, I still buy it. All good."

For now, he's just focused on taking things one match at a time. That means his entire attention is on Watford next weekend rather than any long term ambitions.

"One week to prepare for Watford," Klopp said. "That's all, that's what we have now. We try to do our best, we will see. It's another job to do, Italian manager, they won, different system, well-organised. Quite a big job to do."

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