Reds boss keeps cool as title race hots up
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he is unfazed by Manchester City keeping pace in the Premier League title race.
Liverpool got back to winning ways after back-to-back draws by thumping Watford 5-0 at Anfield to remain one point ahead of City, who edged out West Ham 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
Klopp, though, admitted one of the perils of challenging for the title is that their adversaries tend not to drop points too often, so they must just focus on themselves.
"The only thing we can do is play football and win games and we will see what happens," the German said. "But it's not that I get in the dressing room and somebody tells me the result and I get a heart attack. It's a normal thing.
"If you're top of the table it's pretty likely that the contenders all win, that's how it is.
"That's the only advantage you have when you fight for staying in the league because the other teams lose a bit more often than our fight.
"I didn't think about that, to be honest, but it's what I expected."
Sadio Mane put the result to bed as he scored twice in the opening 20 minutes.
After the interval, Divock Origi marked only his second league start of the season with a goal before Virgil Van Dijk scored twice to cap a sensational team performance.
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.