Former professional footballers and pundits — Roy Keane, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and Gary Lineker discusses Liverpool’s title hope in this current campaign.
Over last few campaigns, Jurgen Klopp’s team has won all the silverware for Liverpool. The German builded up a team and brought glory days back to Mersyside once again.
Klopp brought the likes of Allison Becker, Fabinho, Mohamed Salah to build a formidable Liverpool team. However, last season there has been a drop in their winning momentum.
Hence with idea of complete rebuild, Reds bought the likes of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch in this summer tranfer window. Meanwhile Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita has left the club.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher claims that his former club will return to back to top-four in this campaign. He said :-
“I think Liverpool will be in the top four.
“They signed Alexis Mac Allister early on. They were awful last season and were still in with a shout of the top four with two or three games to go, which I couldn’t believe, considering how poor they’d been in the middle of the season.
“I certainly think they can be at the top of the pack chasing Manchester City.”
“The feeling among most Liverpool supporters is that we’ve maybe got him for one more season, rather let him go now at the start of a new season with no chance of bringing someone else in right away.
“I think for all parties it almost feels right next summer where Liverpool would get a substantial transfer fee, Liverpool would have Salah this season and give them a great opportunity of success, and then Liverpool have 12 months to think of someone – if there is anyone out there – who can replace him.”
Pundits Gary Neville and Roy Keane keeps Manchester United ahead of Liverpool in this campaign
Both pundits Roy Keane and Gary Neville backs their former club Manchester United ahead of Liverpool in this campaign.
Neville places United ahead of Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle United this season. He said :-
“Under the owners the club [Manchester United] has had, I think they’ll probably still finish in the top four, but I don’t think they’ll improve on it,” he said. “If they got new owners and had £250m or £300m to spend, they’ve got a chance of going up to second. I do think they’ve got a chance of taking that spot off Arsenal – that’s up for grabs – but they’d have to spend well.”
“This is very un-Liverpool-like”
“If Chelsea buy both of those players, there will be massive questions. This is very un-Liverpool-like.
“They’ve let Milner, Henderson, and Fabinho go before they’ve got someone in, which what I thought Liverpool were quite smart at is bringing the people in before they expose themselves.”
Roy Keane also questioned Liverpool’s business in summer transfer window and he rated it “fairly average”. He said :-
“No. Forget about it. That’s not enough to be classed as a great team over the years.
“No. I don’t know what you’re staring at.
“That’s not enough prizes. They’ve been competing, they’ve been brilliant to watch but I wouldn’t put that down as a great team.”
Gary Linekar praised Liverpool and their full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold
Gary Linekar praised the Mersyside club as he backs his former club to regain their momentum in this campaign. He also praised Trent Alexander-Arnold and said :-
“I’ve got them in Champions League qualification this season. I think they could push quite close to the title.
“Obviously, they’ve lost a few players but the interesting thing is the emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold in that converted midfield position. I’ve been crying out for him to play in midfield for years as I feel he is the best passer of the ball in the English game.”
While all pundits make their prediction, only time will tell Liverpool’s real fortune.
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