Jamie Redknapp has told talkSport that he doesn’t think Liverpool’s game with Manchester United is ‘must-win’.
Jurgen Klopp takes his side to Old Trafford on Sunday in a game which could go a long way towards deciding the title.
With Manchester City in the EFL Cup Final, a point would be enough to take Liverpool back to the top.
Redknapp played 237 games for Liverpool, scoring 30 goals and he doesn’t believe it is a case of win at all cost for the Reds.
He told talkSport: “I’m hearing people say Liverpool have got to win on Sunday, but I think that’s a ridiculous thing to say.
“If you said to Jurgen Klopp before the start of the game would he take a point I’m sure he would all day long. That would be a great result for them.”
Liverpool drew 0-0 with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night in the Champions League.
Virgil van Dijk missed out through suspension but he should return for the visit to Old Trafford.
Any game between Liverpool and United is going to be massive, which makes Redknapp’s admission all the more surprising.
Winning this weekend would give Klopp’s side the upper hand in the race for the title.
He does, however, believe that there will be huge disappointment if the Reds don’t win something this season.
He continued: “If Liverpool don’t end up winning anything this season, of course, it would be a massive disappointment.
“They’ve put themselves in a fantastic position. They’ve played some outstanding football and entertained us all. They deserve to be where they are.”
Manchester United are still competing for a top-four finish this season and would relish the chance to derail Liverpool’s title ambitions.
The rivalry runs deep and it looks set to be a mouthwatering contest on Sunday at Old Trafford.