Loris Karius insists Liverpool are only aiming for the Champions League

Liverpool's Loris Karius

Liverpool are currently second in the table and a point behind leaders Chelsea.

Speaking to German publication Kicker, Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has named Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City as their rivals for the Premier League this season.

Liverpool have enjoyed a strong first half to the campaign and currently sit second in the table.

They are a point behind leaders Chelsea in second, with Manchester City in third on goal difference and Arsenal currently in fourth place.

Liverpool's Loris KariusLiverpool's Loris Karius

Their form has made them strong contenders for the Premier League title this season, but they face stern competition to win it.

And when asked to name their main contenders, goalkeeper Karius says it is the rest of the current top four, meaning he doesn’t count Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United as challengers.

"Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and us," he told Kicker.

"That quartet is standing eye-to-eye. Many thought City with Pep Guardiola would be the favourites, but Chelsea went on a brutal run recently. The direct duels could be decisive."

Liverpool's Loris Karius warms up before the matchLiverpool's Loris Karius warms up before the match

The goalkeeper has also admitted that the Reds main aim this season is to make it back into the Champions League.

At this moment in time, they are very much in the title race but given the competitiveness at the top this season that could change very quickly.

Indeed, Liverpool’s hopes have already been hit by the loss of Philippe Coutinho for the entirety of the Christmas period.

And Karius says they are not setting the title as a goal in case they end up disappointed.

"It's a dream that is still far away, but we've not made that our goal because if you [do that and then] finish second you'd think the season was a disappointment. Our goal is to play in the Champions League next term,” he added.

Liverpool's Loris KariusLiverpool's Loris Karius

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