Jurgen Klopp spoke to reporters at Melwood ahead of Liverpool's meeting with Bournemouth on the south coast at Saturday lunch-time.
The Reds beat Burnley 3-1 on Wednesday night, ensuring they set a club record for the most number of points (39) after 15 games of a league season.
Klopp's side now travel to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, with victory against the Cherries seeing them top the Premier League table.
However, speaking at his pre-Bournemouth press conference, Klopp insisted that he is not focused on the table - but is instead thinking solely about this weekend's fixture.
“I don’t think they [City] feel any pressure, they don’t look like that and that’s not the first target - the first target is to perform on the highest level because it’s needed against Bournemouth,” he said.
“They play a fantastic season [and] it’s just an outstanding job what Eddie [Howe] is doing there, so it will be difficult enough. But of course I know every player knows about it so I don’t have to mention it, it’s clear.
“But it’s a tough one. Bournemouth is really in a good moment, even if they’ve lost a few games. I know that, but who saw the games saw it was always really, really hard work for the opponent because they are so good organised and so good in counter-attacks [and] full of confidence.
“I think the strangest game was the one against Huddersfield. Huddersfield played a really good game and gave them a proper game, but at the end they still lost and Bournemouth won. It’s a big job to do and that we could be first in the table is nice, but it will probably only last a few hours.”
Bournemouth vs Liverpool kicks off at 12.30pm on Saturday and you can keep up with all the action via LFC Globe's live match-day coverage.