Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes there is no psychological advantage to be gained from being Premier League leaders in November.
The Reds overtook Manchester City the weekend before the international break with a 6-1 demolition of Watford.
Many felt it was a statement of intent for the club to reach top spot for the first time since May 2014, when they were pipped to a long-awaited title by City.
Klopp, however, takes a much more long-term view of recent events.
“I am pretty sure early in the season the other teams knew already we were not the worst team in the Premier League,” he said.
“I shouldn’t sound too confident but I have no idea what they (opponents) think and I don’t care.
“We try to do our job and we have done it until now and we have to do it in the next few weeks, which will be very intensive.
“We don’t have to think about it, what they do, we have to think about what we do.
“All what we do in December, January, February is preparing and creating a basis for the rest of the season.
“Nothing is decided. Teams maybe want to be champion but end up sixth because they played a good season but so many other teams played a very good season.”