Klopp warns Liverpool FC will improve in Premier League title race
- Author: Julie Sanders Nov 07, 2016,
Nov 07, 2016, 3:09
Jurgen Klopp 's men ran riot against the hornets and the scoreline didn't flatter the home side, despite goalkeeper Loris Karius making some good saves, with Daniel Sturridge rattling the bar twice late on and a string of excellent saves from Costel Pantilimon.
Hills are 5-2 about the Reds scoring at least 100 league goals this term and it's 2-7 they fall short of the century.
'If they continue like this, they are No. 1 in my list for winning the Premier League'.
With no grueling midweek matches in Europe, Chelsea and Liverpool conserved their energy to produce emphatic domestic victories. "We knew that Arsenal drew against Tottenham but we didn't speak one word about the possibility of being top of the table", he told reporters.
"It's a little physical advantage for sure", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said about not playing in the Champions League, which boosts the profits and prestige of participants. "My target is to play well and help my team-mates contribute in the game".
Arsenal is available at 6/1 while Tottenham is further adrift at 20/1 - the same as Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.
Reigning champion Leicester continued its disappointing title defense with a 2-1 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion, while Hull was relieved to edge Southampton by the same scoreline.
Liverpool has won seven of their last eight league games and go into the global break with growing belief that they can win the club's first English league title since 1990.
Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho put Liverpool in control with quickfire goals midway through the first half before Emre Can sent the hosts into the break leading 3-0 with a header shortly before half time.
Liverpool's title rivals Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City all dropped points over the weekend, but Klopp stressed the importance of his side staying "cool".
"There is no pressure after 11 matches, absolutely no pressure", said Klopp. The first of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's two goals was the 25,000th in the Premier League since the competition's inception in 1992.
Mike van der Hoorn headed a consolation for Swansea on 69 minutes, but new boss Bob Bradley has just one point from his first four matches.
Three of the last four Premier League north London derbies had finished the level before Sunday and that became four in five as Tottenham held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates.
The equalizer came early in the second half as Mousa Dembele was upended by Laurent Koscielny and the returning Harry Kane scored from the spot to mark his return after a six-week absence.
Despite Spurs being on their longest unbeaten run in the league - 11 games - in more than 50 years they remain fifth.