Arsenal defender David Luiz believes the Gunners are not out of the Premier League title race this season, despite the clear gulf between his side and the Reds.
Unai Emery’s men face Sheffield United away on Monday night but have already drawn three times and lost once in their opening eight matches, compared to the Reds’ 100 per cent record.
Luiz told NBC Sports, via the Daily Mirror: “For me, if you start something, and we’ve just started the Premier League and all of the competitions, if you don’t think you can win the competition then you won’t start anything in your life.
“My vision, my ambition and my will is always to fight for the title and between the club, the players and the coach, we have the possibility to fight for the title. I think this club deserves to shine again.”
Arsenal may well fight for the title, but the distance between them and the Reds at the moment, as well as Manchester City, is enormous. The title will head either to Anfield or the Etihad Stadium this season, of that there is very little doubt.
The Reds will hope to make it nine victories from nine at the start of this season when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow. A win, incidentally, would help Arsenal out in the top-four race, which is where they are much more realistically going to finishing this year.