Stan Collymore has warned that the Premier League title race is not completely over yet – and some Liverpool fans have responded to agree with urging on the side of caution.
Jurgen Klopp’s side annihilated second-placed Leicester 4-0 on Boxing Day away from home and it was another great day for them on Friday.
The Reds saw third-placed and reigning champions Manchester City slip to a 3-2 defeat away to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It means that Liverpool are 13 points clear of Leicester and 14 points of Manchester City, as well as having a game in hand on both teams.
The Merseyside giants are running away with it in this season’s title bid at the halfway stage and the only thing stopping their 100 per cent league record so far is a draw with Manchester United.
But ex-Liverpool forward Collymore was keen to insist on Friday night that his former side aren’t over the line for the title yet and still have plenty of work to do.
“Still not calling the title. A full half season left, some calling it have short memories! Overwhelming favourites but think of it as a team being 3-0 up in a Champions League Final at half time, or a team 12 points clear in the run in… Think we’ve seen that open before..” Collymore wrote on his personal Twitter account.
A selection of Liverpool supporters on social media are being cautious with their team’s position.
They have been by far the best team in the division so far and it would take a major collapse for them to miss out on a first Premier League title in their history.
But Klopp’s mentality of taking each game at a time appears to have been mirrored with supporters and they have suffered Premier League heartache in the past.
Here are some Liverpool fans on Collymore’s comments:
Still not calling it either but I am thinking about where to stand at the homecoming!
— lisa (@lisa_welshy) December 27, 2019
Until we’re 4 points clear with a game to go, me and every other Liverpool fan I know won’t even put a fingernail on the trophy
— Stuart Reece (@stuartereece) December 27, 2019
Absolutely spot on Stan, we must stay in the present and take 1 game at a time despite how boring that sounds, as for the unbeaten season, we can worry about that if it’s still on if the league is already won but couldn’t care less if we can just win the league
— Mark Sutherland (@markenello) December 27, 2019
Absolutely right. The league is all that matters and we will lose a game. People seem to forget we’re not even halfway
— Whitey (@DanWhite3) December 27, 2019
Spot on Stan..:
— Paul (@Paul78342302) December 27, 2019
will celebrate when we have a 100 points and cant be caught
— Alan ??? (@Southernalien72) December 27, 2019
Agree Stan. Just keep winning the next game. Sounds boring but that’s what’s needed. Was 14 last time we won and now would love my son and daughter to have a title to remember.
— KINGS OF EUROPE 2019 (@LFC6Times2019) December 27, 2019