Klopp not focusing on Liverpool's 11pt Premier League lead

Klopp not focusing on Liverpool's 11pt Premier League lead

Kevin De Bruyne's 82nd-minute strike flew in off the crossbar to give City a 2-1 lead at Newcastle but it proved in vain as former Liverpool player Jonjo Shelvey equalised after makeshift City centre back Fernandinho conceded a sloppy free kick.

Brighton piled on the pressure after that, twice forcing saves from Adrian, but Liverpool survived the late onslaught to claim a club record-equalling 14th consecutive Premier League home win and capitalise on Manchester City's 2-2 draw with Newcastle earlier in the day.

Adrian saved well from a fierce Aaron Mooy shot before the Spanish keeper nearly fumbled a Pascal Gross header over his own goalline.

"It was hard this game because Brighton are a good football side".

That left them needing to play out the final 10 minutes with 10 men but, despite Brighton pushing them back, they held on.

"They (Brighton) are a good side".

The Reds have made a flying start to the new campaign and they are now the clear favourites to win the top flight title after having come so close to claiming the trophy last season.

Dele Alli also scored twice and looked more like his own self as Tottenham continued their winning run under Jose Mourinho with a 3-2 win at home to Bournemouth. You always know that when you make a mistake, they can punish you. There was no offside and then it is a tricky situation.

"With his cold feet, he couldn't shoot the ball as far as he wanted".

"In the end, it (the red card) kept it a bit interesting but it's only important that we won the game and that's what we did, so I am really pleased about that", Klopp said.

"I'm very, very happy with the effort the boys put in again".

Adrian was caught out by a quick free-kick from Dunk, with Klopp of the opinion that a new man on the field should have been given more time by the match official to get his bearings.

"I think in a situation like this, when you have sense for human beings, you don't do it like this", Klopp said.

Alisson's dismissal is set to see the shot-stopper suspended for one match, which just so happens to come in the form of a Merseyside derby meeting with Everton in 4 days' time. They are trying to get used to each other and the referee lets it go like this.

"Of course, life became more complicated with the red card and the change we had to make".

Liverpool's march to a first English league championship in 30 years is turning into a procession. But the club have enjoyed a dream weekend where they have now extended that lead to 11 points and surely no team is catching them up now? Leicester plays tomorrow (Sunday) so it could be eight.

"Result-wise, it is an incredible period for sure, but we don't want to think about the last 14 games - we actually are concerned about the next one, which is on Wednesday against Everton and is a big one".

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