Jurgen Klopp has revealed he forgot how big Liverpool’s lead atop the Premier League was ahead of their win over Wolves on Thursday.
An 84th-minute goal from Roberto Firmino saw Liverpool edge Wolves 2-1, restoring their 16-point lead at the top.
“When was the pressure higher on us, this year or last year? Human beings are like this. I don’t think about it,” the Liverpool manager told a news conference.
“I had to ask exactly how many points clear we are, that’s the truth. I really forgot it in the week, with the number of games, I didn’t think about it.
“I know we play Sunday against Shrewsbury and Wednesday West Ham and I know we play Saturday. That’s three games in seven days, that’s a lot.
“I know we lost Sadio Mane [to a hamstring injury], that’s what I think about, that’s the pressure I have. All the rest is not pressure.
“We want to win football games and when I arrived here a few years ago we wanted to win football games. That’s the pressure [and] yes, I feel that. Apart from that, nothing, it’s just football.”