Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian has urged the club’s fans not to get “obsessed” with the hunt for a first Premier League title.
The Reds are six points clear at the top of the Premier League table and can extend their lead to nine with victory over Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.
The latest quest for a first league title in 30 years comes after Jurgen Klopp’s side eclipsed their highest-ever Premier League points total to reach 97 last term, which was not enough to pip Pep Guardiola’s team to the crown.
Speaking to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, however, Adrian called for calm, insisting that it is only November and there is still a lot of football to be played.
“[The fans] are excited like we are, but you don’t have to become obsessed with winning the league so soon,” the 32-year-old said. “We want to lift it but we’re not going to give up the Champions League to do so. Anyone would want to have it back at Anfield.
“There are many months of competition left but it is a match that will have a certain impact.
“They want to reduce that gap and we try to extend it. The more the better. But Christmas is hard this year, more so for us with the Club World Cup in between.
“The Premier League title is not decided in November.”
Liverpool have won 10 of their 11 Premier League games so far heading into Sunday’s clash.