Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has warned his side against complacency following their impressive start to the new season.
The Reds have only lost one of their opening seven matches in league and cup so far this campaign, and have already recorded impressive top-flight victories against Arsenal, Chelsea and reigning Premier League champions Leicester this season.
Klopp admits his side have made a strong start to the campaign but he does not want his squad to get complacent, as the season is still in its infancy.
“Nothing has happened until now. We’ve only played five league games plus two cup games,” Klopp said. “We need to find stability and create solutions for each situation. We are still working on that.
“We need to be ready for each game. There’s no time to look for excuses. We want to perform. We have the biggest expectation from ourselves.”
Liverpool’s only defeat so far this season was a 2-0 loss at promoted Burnley and they will face another of the division’s new boys on Saturday, when they play host to Hull City at Anfield.
The Tigers have also made an impressive start to the campaign and they can go level on points with Liverpool in the standings if they secure a victory on Merseyside.
Klopp insists his side will certainly not be underestimating Mike Phelan’s team and he knows they will have to at their very best if they are to secure all three points on Saturday.
“It is not easier against Hull. Why should it be easier?” Klopp added. “When we can win against teams which people think are stronger than we are, why can’t a team which people think are weaker than us have the opportunity to win?”
Liverpool have only won one of their last five matches against Hull but punters may choose to use their free bet to back Klopp’s men to buck that trend this weekend.