Legend downplays talk about Liverpool winning the Premier League

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Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates with Lucas Leiva of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield on November 6, 2016 in Liverpool, England.
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Ian Rush has suggested that talk of Liverpool winning the Premier League be postponed until after Christmas.

With a massive win over Watford on Sunday afternoon, Liverpool went top in the Premier League and it is definitely deserved after weeks of highly attractive football. The Reds put six past Watford and it was the fifth time that Jurgen Klopp’s side scored four or more in the Premier League this season.

Liverpool legend Ian Rush says that if the Reds are still at the top after the hustle and bustle of the festive period, then we can talk about Liverpool winning the league.

Rush said, according to the Liverpool Echo, “I think at the moment we are playing better than anyone.

“We always look like we are going to score, and that’s exciting. There is no reason why we can’t continue.

“I think come around Christmas, if they are still in the same position then, yes, probably [we can talk about winning the league].”

One thing that every single Liverpool fan will be well aware of his becoming complacent. The 2013/14 was a great campaign but it ended tragically with the league title slipping (bad pun) out of Liverpool’s hands right at the end.

I am absolutely sure that Jurgen Klopp won’t allow his players to rest on their laurels and last week, after beating Crystal Palace, Klopp had his players back down at Melwood to prepare for the game against Watford. If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about Jurgen Klopp, then I don’t know what else you’re looking for.

There are two weeks until Liverpool’s next game against Southampton as a result of yet another international break but this one will be made slightly more tolerable because the league table looks so attractive.

Klopp will be driving the message that Ian Rush is getting at and it’s that the race isn’t finished because we’re at the top after 11 games. There are still 27 games left and I would be hugely surprised if Liverpool remained top all the way until May. There’s a long way to go still, so buckle in.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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