Liverpool have made a storming start to the season. The Reds have charged into a record lead at the top of the Premier League, Jürgen Klopp’s side are currently 8 points clear of second place after only 8 games, no other side has ever had such a points gap at this stage of the season. Harry Redknapp praised Liverpool in an interview with the Daily Mail.
Redknapp is an iconic manager in English football. He is known as a colourful, journeyman character that has enjoyed some great successes throughout his career – the highlight possibly being his top 4 finish with Tottenham Hotspur in 2009-10, a year when he won the Premier League Manager of the Year award.
The English manager told the Daily Mail of his admiration for the Reds, “If I had one club I’d love to have managed it would have been Liverpool. I loved them”. He has become even more enamoured with the Anfield side since Jürgen Klopp has taken over and he has great faith in the German’s title credentials, he continued “I can see them winning the league this year. Give them the title and give it to them now.” Although Redknapp isn’t the only pundit to have praised Liverpool, he may be the first to put his money where his mouth is, as he told the paper “I’ve had a big bet and I think the bookmakers should pay me out!”
There are still a lot of games to go this season but the former Tottenham boss may have a point. With the Reds 8 points clear and Man City looking more vulnerable than ever, the gap could get wider – especially if Pep Guardiola’s injury woes continue to pile up. Could ‘Arry be quids in at the end of the season?