The Premier League title race is building momentum and the main contenders are beginning to make themselves known.
Chelsea look unmovable at the moment but former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has backed Liverpool to push the London club until the very end.
He told Sky Sports via the Liverpool Echo: “Can they do it? I think they’re the best challenger to Chelsea. The programme I think will allow them to prepare for games.”
“I think that team would suffer if they were playing Thursday-Sunday.”
“The job that Jurgen Klopp is doing there is outstanding. The one thing I would question is defensively, whether they can go and get the ultimate prize.”
“But the improvement is there for all to see. They totally typify their manager in terms of what he demands and wants.”
“You look at Liverpool now, with that energy in (Adam) Lallana and (Philippe) Coutinho and (Sadio) Mane and (Gini) Wijnaldum and so on, it’s a really good front six or seven they have to pick from.”
Chelsea surely have to drop points sooner or later and Liverpool have to be ready to take advantage when they do.
Jurgen Klopp has done a fantastic job simply getting this team to where it currently is. We’re in pole position to challenge the Premier League leaders and are still playing some breathtaking football during a gruelling period of the season.
If we are to stand any chance of winning this league then results like the draw at Sunderland have to be cut out. Only Liverpool would conquer the big teams and then falter at the hands of relegation threatened sides.
January is a crucial month for us. With Sadio Mane departing for the African Cup of Nations and players recovering from the quick turnaround between games, every single member of this squad will need to make a difference.