​Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels that Manchester City and Manchester United's strong starts to the season have had no effect or added pressure on his team. 

The Reds were held to a draw by Burnley last weekend and Jurgen Klopp's team are already five points behind the Manchester clubs, who both conjured impressive victories.

Liverpool will now try to focus on tonight's Carabao Cup third round clash away to Leicester City. Formerly known as the English League Cup or the EFL, this competition represents a good chance for the Reds to win a trophy after 2012.

Klopp spoke to ​Sky Sports ahead of this match and said, "I don't feel pressure, I feel opportunity. I feel the chance to do something really good. I see the opportunity to win a very, very interesting cup competition."

He continued by stating, "I probably have pressure, yes, but it cannot be bigger than the pressure that I put on myself and I am used to that."

Talking about strong starts by both Manchester United and Manchester City, Klopp said, "I watch the games of United and City because it is interesting to see but it is not my job to count points in this moment and say 'okay they have this lead'. They are obviously in good shape at the moment."

He concluded by stating, "Only when you play against them, you to look at them. All the rest you have no influence so ignore it."

Jurgen Klopp will hope to make a strong statement at the league cup tonight when the Reds travel to the King Power stadium to face Leicester City.