Ian Wright thinks Liverpool can win the Premier League title this season.
Speaking on The Kelly & Wrighty Show (52mins 40secs) the pundit claimed The Reds can still win the league and Champions League this season.
“I still think that Liverpool believe that they might be able to still do it,” said Wright.
“I fancy that Liverpool will probably think they can do the Champions League as well. I’m not going to write Liverpool off, I’m going to go with Liverpool (to win the league).”
Wright’s opinion left show guest Lianne Sanderson shocked. The former England international clearly holds a very different opinion.
“Nah, nah!”, she teased in response to Wright’s claim. “Are you alright today?!”
Not to be perturbed, Wright stuck to his guns and tipped Liverpool to push Manchester City all the way.
“It’s all opinions, the game is based on opinions. There’s so many permutations that you can’t write anything off,” he said.
Can Liverpool still do it
Although the gap is still relatively large, Wright is correct in suggesting that there will be belief amongst the Liverpool squad.
They have put together a bit of a head of steam coming into the last stretch of the season. Jurgen Klopp finally has a full squad to choose from and there is a feeling brewing that it could be a special season for The Reds.
The fact that City put together a 13-game winning sequence in the Premier League and are still within reach is encouraging.
You wouldn’t put it beyond Pep Guardiola’s team to go on another of those long stretches. But equally, you would expect that they would drop some points sooner or later too.
Guardiola certainly expects Liverpool to keep his side honest. Speaking after City demolished Sporting in the Champions League on Tuesday, Pep called Liverpool a “pain”.
That will be music to Klopp’s ears. If his team can hang close to City, there’s every chance they could sneak past them.
One thing’s for sure, the result of the game at the Etihad stadium in April will have a massive bearing on where the coveted trophy ends up.