Jurgen Klopp believes Chelsea are favourites to take Liverpool’s Premier League title this season due to the “unbelievable” strength of Frank Lampard’s squad.
Chelsea spent big on a myriad of talented new recruits in the summer and, after a difficult start, the Blues are unbeaten in nine league games following their 3-1 victory over Leeds at Stamford Bridge – no other side has gone longer this campaign without tasting defeat.
Saturday’s win sent Chelsea top of the table, above Liverpool, with Klopp’s side in action against Wolves on Sunday, and the Liverpool boss is adamant the Blues are here to stay in the race for the title this season.
“If I watch football games at the moment then Chelsea, for me, look like favourites,” Klopp said. “They have the biggest squad, great players playing well together after a rusty start – and they are full on.
“They have unbelievable opportunities to change in games and make changes from one game to the other – so that is it.
“I don’t feel we are chasing anyone at the moment – or that anyone is chasing us.
“Pressure is there for us but it’s about how much you think about that pressure, to be honest.”