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Jurgen Klopp explains what he will do to Liverpool players that get complacent

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Liverpool may not have won a league title since 1990, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have experience of winning titles in their squad.

In fact, their manager is more than experienced about tasting domestic success - albeit not in England.

Jurgen Klopp won two Bundesliga titles at Borussia Dortmund in Germany and is trying to emulate that success in the Premier League with Liverpool.

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At the start of November, Klopp’s side sat top of the league and emerged as real title candidates. However, you won’t hear any players at Anfield talking about winning the league.

That’s because Klopp has threatened to drop any player that starts dreaming of lifting the Premier League this early in the season.

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“Yes, there is something I can tell the players from the time we won with Dortmund,” said Klopp, per the Mirror.

“Not think too much about it. That will help.

“If somebody is a character and wants to celebrate [being in] position one in November then he will not play in December anymore, because I see it pretty quick.

“It is better to be in the number one spot one time than never in your life, but it is not really important in this moment. If you then celebrate this and don’t be professional any more then you have a problem.”

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Liverpool’s lead at the top of the league lasted only during the international break as their 0-0 draw with Southampton saw Chelsea climb above them with a victory over Middlesbrough.

However, like Chelsea, Liverpool have no European football to think about this campaign meaning the Premier League is their sole focus - something that many people believe gives them a genuine chance of glory.

After 26 long years, you can’t blame the fans for getting a little bit excited about the potential of winning the league, but it's clear the players won’t be allowed to have the same mindset with so much football to be played between now and May.

If you suddenly see players getting dropped to the bench for Liverpool in the upcoming weeks, it could well be because they’ve been getting ahead of themselves.

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