Former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp has stated that his old club can win the league this season.
The Reds came away from what looked like a difficult away trip to Leeds with three points on Sunday. They ran out as convincing 3-0 winners to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
While much of the attention will be on the horrific injury suffered by Harvey Elliott, there is no denying that Jurgen Klopp’s side were very impressive in their win.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Redknapp agreed with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s claim that Liverpool will be right in the mix for the title.
He said: “They can win the league, make no mistake. Last year, they had no chance because they were playing with one hand behind their back. They lost their whole defence.
“With the front three that they’ve got, and they’ve got the best centre-back in the league in Virgil van Dijk, it gives them every opportunity to win the league.
Redknapp went on to state that the four contenders are Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United. He also mentioned that Elliott will be a big loss, and that it could be a good idea to sign another forward in January.
However, he concluded by saying: “If I’m Jurgen Klopp, I’d be thinking ‘great start, we’ve got every chance’. It’s quite nice that people are talking about everyone else rather than them.”
Is Redknapp right on his Liverpool claim?
Redknapp makes a great point when he speaks about other people talking up the likes of City and Chelsea’s chances of winning the title rather than Liverpool’s.
It is clear that many people still have last season on their mind. Not many are giving the Reds much of a chance for whatever reason.
Well, another three goals and another clean sheet could start to change that.
Liverpool have the best first-choice XI in the league, if not the world, in our view.
If everyone stays fit, then they are not just contenders, but favourites.
The fact that outsiders are playing down chances is only increasing this belief. Being underdogs is always an advantage.
We also agree that signing an attacker in January would be a good move. Roberto Firmino and Taki Minamino missed today’s game due to injury, while Divock Origi’s whereabouts are unknown to us.
Elliott was another option to play in the front three, but it looks like he will be out for some time now.
However, if Klopp’s men keep this form up for another while, we can be prepared for the general media and fans to start building them up once again.