Former Leicester City player Robbie Savage has rubbished suggestions Liverpool will be ‘bottle jobs’ if they don’t win the Premier League title this season.
The Reds sit two points clear at the top of the table – but we could have had a bigger, more solid lead if we had been able to avoid a minor blip in form.
The thing is; Manchester City are relentless. We are playing some unbelievable football and, in most title races, we’d be walking away with it.
And Savage agrees. “Jurgen Klopp will pull off the greatest title triumph of the Premier League era, apart from Leicester’s 5,000-1 miracle, if he ends 29 years of hurt at Liverpool,” he told the Mirror.
“To be champions, I think they will have to win all seven of their remaining games – and even that might not be enough.
“Remarkably, Klopp could preside over a team that wins 97 points, loses only once in 38 games… and it still may not bring the holy grail back to Anfield.
“But if they manage to hold off Manchester City, one of the greatest teams we’ve ever seen in English football, it would be an astonishing prize for a club who have not won the title since 1990.
“That’s why I won’t stand for any nonsense about Liverpool “bottling” the title race if they come up just short.”
Fair play to the man. I’m not usually one to agree with Savage; he does normally spew out opinions that rub me up the wrong way, but he’s spot on here.
We’re on course to finish with one of the highest ever point tallies in our league’s history, but, unfortunately, we’re doing so at the same time City are breaking records for a laugh.