Liverpool may be 25 points ahead of their closest rivals in the race to win their first top-tier title in 30 years, but their manager, Jürgen Klopp, is taking nothing for granted, and says it is far too early to be thinking of such things.
Liverpool's slender 1-0 victory against bottom club, Norwich City, at Carrow Road yesterday, puts them on 76 points, with Manchester City trailing them on 51 points, but, says Klopp:
"With a game in hand."
The German has warned his team to guard against complacency, and told them:
"There's a long way to go. Never count your chickens before they've hatched. Expect the unexpected."
Some may see Klopp's cautionary warnings as 'over the top', but he didn't get where he is today by celebrating his earlier successes before they were absolutely guaranteed.
"Anything can happen. There could be an earthquake, or a flood. A plague of locusts could swarm over Anfield bringing pestilence, or there could be a virus. Who knows, Manchester United might put in an unbeaten run!"
Realising the exaggerated nature of this last statement, he laughed:
"And pigs might fly!"