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Published: 13:42 | 17/9/16

Lovren: Too early for title talk

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren has admitted it is too early in the season to consider his side title contenders, following their 2-1 win against Chelsea.

The former Southampton player, opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge on Friday night in what was his first goal for the Reds, followed by a spectacular finish from captain Jordan Henderson.

Despite a late Diego Costa reply, the Merseyside outfit were able to see out the tie, much to the delight of boss Jurgen Klopp.

Despite playing at Anfield once in their opening four games, Liverpool have accumulated 10 points after wins over title-challengers, Arsenal, Chelsea and made light work of Premier League champions Leicester City, beating the foxes 4-1.

Inconsistency cost Liverpool dearly last season, and this is one demon Klopp will be looking to exercise after they were beaten by Burnley at Turf Moor following their opening day win at the Emirates.

"It's too early to talk about that but we are positive and we can keep playing well." Lovren told the club website.

"We have so many players here on the bench that can make a difference, we have a brilliant squad, the 25 players here, even those in the stand are top players.

"It's a challenge for all of us to be 100 per cent in training and that's what keeps us improving every day.

"We are a team who wants to play, who wants to win - we are not a team who will defend deep and await our chances.

"It's always the same speech (from Klopp), always positive. We need to keep working hard. We've had a great week in training so everyone was positive.

"Of course I'm always happy to score but I'm more happy with the performance of the team, I think we played brilliantly, especially in the first half. We controlled our football."

Liverpool will look to maintain their bright start to the Premier League season when they face newly-promoted Hull City at Anfield on the 24th of September.

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