Jurgen Klopp believes outlining his own high standards in public might be responsible for expectations that Liverpool have more gears to move through.
The Reds are back in Champions League action against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday after losing their previous Group C match 1-0 at Napoli.
Liverpool are yet to experience defeat in the Premier League this season over the course of nine matches and sit level on 23 points with leaders Manchester City in England's top flight.
Nevertheless, Klopp remarked he was winning "average matches" for the first time in his career following Sunday's workmanlike 1-0 victory at Huddersfield Town.
Ahead of another night of anticipated Champions League fireworks at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund boss conceded he has helped to fuel a clamour for improvement.
"I understand that," he told a news conference. "Maybe it's because of one or two post-match interviews of mine.
"But our first job is to win football games. We've played some really good football. We compare with the best games from last season. Nobody remembers the average games.
"All the games we won so far we deserved to win. In the two draws we had in the Premier League we deserved a point, the game at Napoli we deserved to lose.
"The basis we created is a really good one, football and point-wise and now we have to build on that every day, week in week out."
Group outsiders Red Star head in to the match, where Liverpool will be without injured midfield duo Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita, on the back of a 6-1 hammering at Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite that heavy reverse, Klopp has been impressed by the robust approach that earned Vladan Milojevic's side a goalless draw in their opener against Napoli.
"For Red Star the challenge is a little bit that they are that dominant in Serbia, winning 80 or 90 per cent of their games," he said. "The Champions League is then different, against the top teams in Europe. It makes it difficult.
“But I really think they did well. They defended well against Napoli, they did everything well. And against Paris, if they open Pandora's Box, then it's different. If Neymar scores from 30 yards with a free-kick nobody can defend that."
There will be no travelling fans on Merseyside as a result of UEFA sanctions against Red Star following a pitch invasion in the aftermath of their dramatic play-off win over Red Bull Salzburg.
"When I was a player I played in empty stadiums. The fans were not banned, they were just not interested in the football," Klopp joked.
"A stadium full of only one crowd, I never experienced. Of course, it's not nice for the people of Belgrade but we have no influence on that.
"We would have had no problem if their fans had been here, we'd still have had a fantastic atmosphere."
|Roma and Pallotta donate €150,000 to injured Liverpool fan Sean Cox|
|England captain Root reprimanded on frustrating day in Pallekele|
|Jokanovic proud of establishing Fulham´s ´footballing identity´|
|Huget to make first France appearance in a year|
|Mourinho and squad ´united´ despite ´mixed´ start, says Woodward|
|Petaia and Gordon to make Wallabies debuts in Padova|
|Barcelona star Arthur determined not to let Xavi praise go to his head|
|Youthful Netherlands have forged strong bond - Wijnaldum|
|Premier League confirms £5m package for departing chief Scudamore|
|Thiem blasts past Nishikori to keep semi-final hopes alive|
|He´s always got time for me – Gerrard loved learning from Liverpool boss Klopp|
|Kearney and Ringrose return for All Blacks clash|
|Molinari on course for Race to Dubai title, Smith and Otaegui lead|
|Premier League to implement VAR from 2019-20 season|
|FSF urges Premier League clubs to reject Scudamore ´golden handshake´ request|
|Rhinos pull off Merrin coup|
|Ribery apologises for reporter altercation|
|Ford to captain much-changed England, Cokanasiga starts|
|Crotty replaces injured Williams for Ireland showdown|
|Classy Roshen gives Sri Lanka unlikely lead|
|Injured Lukaku out of Belgium-Iceland Nations League clash|
|Rooney ´passionate´ about future coaching career|
|Mehidy spins Tigers to victory despite second Taylor hundred|
|Rooney deserves special England day - Antonio|
|LeBron thinks back to his roots after latest milestone|
|Messi to return for Argentina next year - General manager Burruchaga|
|Walton salutes LeBron after he surpasses Chamberlain|
|Croatia´s Dalic and Modric not out for Spain revenge|
|Rondo to miss ´a few weeks´ with broken hand|
|Gabi, Juanfran hopeful over Oblak´s Atletico future|
|England rookie Wilson not comparing himself to Kane|
|WATCH: The baskets that moved LeBron James up the all-time NBA scoring list|
|LeBron moves into fifth on scoring list, 76ers fall in Butler´s debut|
|LeBron James into top five NBA scorers: Five quotes from league legends on his greatness|
|LeBron passes Chamberlain for fifth on all-time scoring list|
|Butler: 76ers need time to gel|
|South Africa lose 28-9 in Windies defeat|
|Delph impressed by ´special´ Sancho|
|Bolt may give up on football career despite ´a lot of offers´|
|We´re better than Dortmund – Wagner urges Bayern to respond|
|Raptors fans give former coach Casey standing ovation in return|
|Martinez hails Hazard leadership|
|Muller going through ´difficult´ period, says Low|
|Betances wants Yankees to sign Machado|
|Rays´ Snell, Mets´ deGrom win Cy Young Awards|
|Dinwiddie to debut Stan Lee-inspired shoes against Heat|
|Iberostar Tenerife and Segafredo Virtus Bologna stay perfect in BCL|
|Rooney wanted to finish career at Manchester United|
|Red Sox give manager Cora contract extension through at least 2021|
|WATCH: Ronnie O´Sullivan hits blue with calamitous break-off shot|
|Matuidi: Mbappe has a great personality, like Ronaldo, Messi and Zlatan|
|Cilic beats Isner to hand Djokovic semi-final spot|
|Mendy undergoes knee surgery|
|Warriors´ Curry will not play during three-game road trip|
|Ramos refuses to retaliate after Lovren jibe|
|Qatar pull off shock win over Switzerland|
|Tuilagi could make England return against Australia|
|Rooney has earned England reward - Sarachan|
|Croatia thrashing means nothing now – Luis Enrique|
|Chelsea and Everton among Arnautovic suitors, claims agent|
|TJ Watt hopes to win NFL sacks race with brother JJ|
|Modric defends Ramos after Lovren comments|
|Southgate hails ´outstanding´ Delph as he talks up England strength in depth|
|No war with Manchester United over Fellaini, insists Martinez|
|Rooney to wear number 10 shirt against USA and receive armband from Delph|
|I don´t feel pressure of Liverpool expectations, claims Klopp|
|Steelers´ Roethlisberger texted Bell but ´didn’t hear back´|
|Reus and Kroos to sit out Germany´s clash with Russia|
|Van Dijk happy to recommend De Ligt if Liverpool ask|
|Sauber announce launch of junior programme|