It seems like Jürgen Klopp has to say some version of what is quickly becoming his mantra in every interview. The league isn’t won yet. We can’t celebrate. We can’t slow down.
His brand of laser focus is part of the reason why Liverpool have made it to the middle of February unbeaten in the league so far. And while Liverpool are 22 points ahead of their nearest competition, Klopp still refuses to admit that the league is won.
“We know at the end of the season a team will be crowned, it was always like this, and this year we have a good chance it will be us. That’s nice, really nice,” the boss conceded.
“But until then we really don’t have to think about it. I work together with the boys every day and nobody is dreaming here in the moment.
“For us, it’s important that we show all the time how much it means to us to play for this club, to play for these colours and being the right team to represent the values of this club. That’s a big part of us, that we really want to make sure that everybody can see that.
“Who knows what’s out there for us, we have no idea. Now it’s Norwich and, believe me, that needs all our concentration, all our focus and they will get it. They got it in the last few days, it’s the only thing I’m concerned about.”
As always, this club is a group effort, so while the players concentrate, the fans can take over dreaming duties as they imagine Jordan Henderson hoisting that trophy above his head in a few months’ time.