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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool not even close to being perfect

Liverpool beating Southampton by 4-0 overshadowed by the fact they are now 22 points clear over Man City as well as equalling their record of winning 20 consecutive Premier League games at home.

But Jurgen Klopp played down the record and believes they are not yet where he wants them to be.

“We’re not even close to being perfect. We just look to use our skills in the best possible way. The boys have done that for a while pretty good and that’s why we have these numbers,” said Klopp.

“We didn’t want a 22-point lead. We wanted 73 points at the end of today.”

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the opener in the early second half.

Captain Jordan Henderson made it 2-0 in 60th minute.

Henderson then played a role in helping Mohamed Salah scoring the third goal in 71th minute.

Salah added the fourth goal just before the final whistle, condemning Southampton’s first away defeat in five games.

Liverpool are unbeaten in 42 games across two seasons, have conceded just one league goal in their last 10 matches and have 73 points from 25 games, a top-flight record.

Only Man City had won more consecutive games at home in the Premier League, between March 2011 and March 2012.

There’s only 13 matches left and it’s no longer about Liverpool winning their first league title in 30 years, it’s all about whether Liverpool can remain undefeated until the end of the season.