Liverpool were at their devastating best at Anfield with their hugely impressive front three of Sadio Mane (2), Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino all deservedly on the scoresheet as Chelsea, who beat Everton 5-0 on Saturday, were displaced at the summit after a 6-1 victory over Watford.
Emre Can and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum were also on target as Liverpool sent a huge statement of intent to their title rivals, but manager Klopp says his players have a “responsibility” to play well and warned the hard work is only just beginning.
“When the result gives you the impression that it is easy there is a lot of hard work behind that. The result is wonderful and the performance is terrific,” he told BBC Sport.
“But Chelsea were not bad, Manchester City against Barcelona not bad, Arsenal have great movement and Tottenham – oh my god. We need to be good.
“Good results and performances help confidence, we will send the players all around the world and hopefully they come back healthy for a big challenge of Southampton.
“There is nothing to celebrate at the moment, this is our responsibility to play well when you put on the red of Liverpool, it is all good until now.”