Thomas Tuchel believes there is still a “long, long way to go” in the race for Champions League qualification after his Chelsea side dealt Liverpool a major blow.

Mason Mount’s goal shortly before half-time earned the Londoners a 1-0 Premier League win at Anfield on Thursday.

It moved Chelsea into fourth place and the final Champions League berth, with Liverpool now four points adrift in seventh having lost a club record fifth successive home game.

But Tuchel, who is unbeaten in 10 matches since replacing Frank Lampard as boss at Stamford Bridge, is expecting more twists and turns before the season is over.

“We cannot lose the focus by looking at the fixtures all the time,” he said.

“This league does not allow you to drop 1%. If you want to have results you have to keep on going, we have to be focused on Everton (on Monday) and nothing else.

“There are still 11 games to go, still a long, long way to go. Nothing is decided.

“We are in the race, we closed the gap very quickly which is a big effort and now we are in the middle of the race.”

Tuchel refused to place extra significance on the win over Liverpool, which was only Chelsea’s second triumph over the Reds in their last 13 league meetings.

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“I’m not the type to talk about biggest win and toughest match because I never judged games,” he added.

“I’m happy for every win we get, I know how hard it is in any league and any competition to keep on winning and keeping clean sheets.

“I’m happy, I know what it takes. We are on a high, high level.

“From the first day I feel really like a part of that club and I feel involved in the team. It’s a pleasure to coach this team, from the first minute.

“We have a brave squad, they show up in the difficult games every four days.”