Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool that they cannot miss any opportunities to collect points if they want to compete for the Premier League title this season.
The Reds are the longest unbeaten streak in the league in the English top four divisions (14), losing the last time in March at home to Fulham.
Liverpool have also won their last eight games against Saturday’s opponents Crystal Palace, scoring 24 goals and conceding just five goals.
However, Klopp insisted that his team must not lose any chance of picking up three points if they are to set the pace with their title rivals.
“I am not too much in the situations of the other teams, but it is a good start for us,” Klopp told reporters at the press conference on Friday.
“We played good football but if you want to be in the first places you must and cannot waste points. That’s how. We just have to go on “.
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Klopp also provided injury updates on Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, after the latter was rested for a 3-2 Champions League win over Milan on Wednesday.
“If you like it, we’re still in extended pre-season for him [Virgil van Dijk], “He continued.” I don’t want to talk about injuries, but Ibou [Konate], Joe [Gomez], Joel [Matip] all had injuries. Now we just make sure we have adequate couple on the pitch
“I can’t help people who don’t see Joel’s quality. He was unlucky with injuries. He’s tall and may look a bit edgy, but he’s always been amazing to us. We need his quality, we have four or five first-rate central defenders and this is good and necessary ”.
While the defensive trio is again able to call back, speculations about Mohamed Salah’s future persist, with talks underway about a new contract for the Reds’ talisman.
But Klopp is only focused on Salah’s performance on the pitch after becoming the fifth fastest player to reach 100 Premier League goals with his first goal against Leeds United last time around.
“There’s nothing to say, especially from me, I’m not involved,” he said.
“Obviously I’m interested in how sharp he is [Mohamed Salah] it seems. He’s fine, really good. Nothin ‘else to say.”