‘Real problem’: Gary Neville fires title warning to Liverpool after Arsenal win
Liverpool hammered Arsenal at the weekend, but Gary Neville still thinks that it will be tough for Jurgen Klopp’s side to compete with Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Former Manchester United defender Neville believes that if Liverpool lost some of their players from the starting lineup, then they could fall behind Chelsea and City in the title race.
Neville said on Sky Sports: “I think it’s most difficult for Liverpool because they are so finely tuned. I think the other two have bigger squads and better squads.
“Liverpool, as I said earlier in the season, the best XI, that doesn’t change, but if two or three go missing, then it does cause a real problem.
“What Liverpool will want is to be within a point or two, with four, five or six games to go.
“With that history and that tradition and Jurgen Klopp’s energy, I think then they will become really dangerous.
“But I think to get there will be a bigger struggle for them than it would be for Chelsea and City.”
City and Chelsea have arguably the best squads in the Premier League.
Manchester United also have a very strong squad, but they are now struggling to even make the top four.
Now, Liverpool do not have a squad brimming with world-class players, but they have a very strong team nevertheless.
And there are some world-class players.
Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Fabinho, Thiago, Trent Alexander-Arnold…
Of course, injuries could happen, and there is also the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
However, in our view, Liverpool can certainly win the title.
Despite their injury crisis last season, Klopp’s side finished only five points behind second-placed Manchester United.
And two points above fourth-placed Chelsea.
Just look at the Premier League table now.
Liverpool are only four points behind leaders Chelsea in third and just one point behind second-placed Manchester City.
The Reds have scored more goals than the Blues and the Citizens, but they have also conceded more.
Look at some of their results this season.
Liverpool destroyed Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield at the weekend.
The Merseyside club hammered Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford.
Liverpool also beat Watford 5-0 last month.