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Jurgen Klopp maintained that Liverpool needed to consistently produce good results before they think about Premier League title chances in the ongoing 2016/17 season.

The Reds collected three full points at Stamford Bridge on 16 September after beating Chelsea 2-1. First half goals from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson made sure the visitors went into the break with their heads up. Diego Costa pulled one back for Antonio Conte's side in the 61st minute but Liverpool made sure the equaliser never came.

After beating Arsenal 4-3 away from home in their season opener, Liverpool succumbed to defeat against Burnley and dropped two points at Tottenham Hotspurs. However, a 4-1 thrashing of the defending champions Leicester City in their only game at Anfield so far gave Klopp's side enough confidence to go into Friday's big game. The 49-year-old incharge labelled his side's win over Chelsea as "football like hell".

"Someone asked me that when we won 3-1 last season against Chelsea. My answer then was: 'Are you crazy?' I remember it well. Look, we have 10 points. That's fantastic. I'm really happy after these difficult fixtures," Klopp was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

"We know we can play good football, we're convinced about our quality. We just have to keep it up. Today we played football like hell.

"It was really nice to watch, then we scored the goals, we were quick after set pieces. After they scored we managed and there were not a lot of chances for them.

"We need to get used to being in a lead against a really strong side, learn how to manage the game with a lot of power in our leg."

Klopp is happy for his captain Henderson who has quashed all doubts regarding his role at the Merseyside club. After coming back from knee injury, the England international has been a strong force in the midfield for The Reds in the ongoing season.

Speaking of Henderson's wonder strike, Klopp added: "It was really nice and it was deserved. He is a hard-worker and he's still a young lad and a lot of pressure on his shoulders, and we are helping him to learn how to handle it."

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