Klopp warns that players will be 'dropped in December if they celebrate in November'.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appears to have warned his side against complacency after their promising start to the league season leaves them just one point off the top in the Premier League title race, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The Reds have picked up 27 points from their opening 12 games, fuelling talk of a title challenge at Anfield this season.
Klopp is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “We are four or five hours a day here (at Melwood). Sometimes longer, sometimes less. They still have a few hours to be influenced.
“If somebody is a character and wants to celebrate position one in November then he will not play in December anymore because I see it pretty quick.
“These things usually don’t happen. The players are here in this situation because their character is really good. It is a long way to get here. It is not like they are surprised about success whether it is individual or as a team."
Klopp is determined for his side not to get ahead of themselves, although at the same time he has backed his players to take things one game at a time.
His side have provided themselves with a good foundation to build from for the remainder of the season, but there are all sorts of factors to take into account. They will include injuries and suspensions and how other sides around them are progressing.
A lot can change over the course of the season, and Liverpool need to maintain a consistently high level to ensure they are challenging for the big prize come the business end of the campaign.
He wants game-by-game focus from his players, and everyone to play their part. Klopp is aware there are another six months of the season to run before any side will be handed the Premier League trophy.