Manchester United midfielder has lauded Premier League champions-elect, Liverpool, following a record-breaking campaign from Jurgen Klopp’s ‘mentality monsters’.
Liverpool made it 26 PL victories from 27 this season following a hard-fought 3-2 win against West Ham United to maintain their 22-point stronghold over current holders Manchester City.
The World Cup-winning midfielder admitted, however, that he didn’t want the European champions to claim victory in the league because of long-existing rivalry between the two clubs.
Klopp’s unbeaten Reds are just four league victories away from ending their 30-year title wait and the former Juventus star, who hasn’t played since December 26 with injury, said Liverpool have gone up a level to when they won the Champions League in Madrid back in June.
They are so way ahead of everyone else,” Pogba told ESPN.
“They have not lost a single game yet this season in the league. They already have one hand on the Premier League trophy.
“As a Manchester United player and with the rivalry between us, we don’t want them to win the title. We don’t want anyone else to win apart from us, but as a football lover and a respectful player to opposition team, I have to say that they deserve to be where they are today.
“They have been even better than last season when they won the Champions League and the season before when they [lost the final to Real Madrid].”
What RTK has to say
Pogba’s comments showcase a true touch of class from the France international.
Liverpool are defying the laws of physics on a weekly basis following their ridiculous ability to make the unsustainable seem ordinary.
The Reds have now claimed 109 points from their previous 111 available since March. Already, despite being in February, Liverpool have equalled the PL tally of United’s treble winners of 1999.
Liverpool are also on course to smash the earliest ever PL title victory Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devil’s achieved in 2000-01 on 14 April the current earliest date.