Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland reckons the Premier League title is heading to Anfield.
The Reds are in an extremely healthy position right now having taken maximum points from their first eight league games.
Manchester City have already lost twice and drawn once, meaning Pep Guardiola’s champions are lagging behind by eight points.
It’s extremely early days and there is a lot of football to be played, but many feel as though Liverpool’s improved ability to grind out wins without necessarily playing well could mean it’s their year.
When asked if the title is Anfield-bound, the 38-year-old said (Sky Sports): “I honestly do think it is.
“I think with City’s injury problems they’ve got at the back, [Aymeric] Laporte is a huge miss, Vincent Kompany is a massive miss for them. At the back you can get at them.”
Liverpool have not been great in any of their last three matches, and yet they have won each and every game.
Often the mark of a title-winning side is to be able to grind out the results and the Reds seem extremely determined after missing out by one point in 2018/19.
Kirkland feels confident but the fans won’t be – they relinquished a healthy lead last term and City still have unbelievable attacking quality to push them all the way, despite their weakened defence.
Kompany is indeed a major miss for City in terms of the leadership he could be providing in the dressing room right now and Laporte is one of the Premier League’s very best defenders. Their absences could well keep Liverpool in pole position.