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'At this moment': Gary Neville makes new claim about Liverpool's squad after they win again this weekend

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Gary Neville has claimed on his own self-titled podcast that he still doesn’t believe that Liverpool are as strong a side as they were two years ago when they won the Premier League title.

Going backwards?

Liverpool are sat level on points and goal difference with Chelsea after five games this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten and picked up another comfortable 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend.

But Neville still thinks that Liverpool have gone backwards from the point where they won the title.

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“At this moment in time I do believe Liverpool aren’t the team they were a few years ago, even though they are very, very good. It’s not quite the squad of a few years ago,” he said, after this weekend’s round of Premier League matches.

Getting older

Liverpool’s squad is actually fairly similar to the one which led them to their first ever Premier League title, although some key players are now older.

The likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane’s form has dipped in recent times, which has caused some concerns.

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Liverpool may actually have an argument to suggest that they are stronger defensively now than before though, certainly in terms of depth of their squad.

Ibrahima Konate’s arrival gives Klopp plenty of options in central defence, while Kostas Tsimikas has started to prove his credentials to cover at left-back this term.

Liverpool’s next Premier League game comes against newly promoted Brentford on Saturday, where they will be heavy favourites to continue their unbeaten start.

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