Liverpool lack strength in depth to win title, claims John Barnes

John Barnes says Liverpool won't win the Premier League title this season because they do not have squad depth

Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Liverpool won’t win the Premier League title this season because they do not have squad depth required, according to John Barnes.

The Reds leapfrogged Arsenal into second place in the Premier League table on Saturday thanks to their comfortable 3-0 win at Southampton.

I don’t think they’ve got the strength in depth in the squad

John Barnes

Brendan Rodgers’ side currently trail leaders Chelsea by just four points heading into the final 10 games of the season.

But former Liverpool winger Barnes is not expecting the Merseyside outfit to win the top-flight crown.

“I don’t think they will win it, but they’ve got a realistic chance,” Barnes told Goal. “I don’t think they’ve got the strength in depth in the squad to maintain this.

“If they can keep their best XI fit for the season they can win it, but history has shown that you will always lose a bit of form and lose some players, particularly in the latter stages.

“They haven’t really got anyone on the bench to supplement that, but in terms of what they’ve achieved they are way ahead of where I expected them to be, and next year they can look to attract better players [from being in the top four] and make a big push.

“If it comes this year I’ll take it, because it can happen, but I’m not expecting it to.”

Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Man United set to miss out on signing FC Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong - report
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Croatia attacker ‘appreciated’ by Chelsea FC boss Thomas Tuchel
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Arsenal preparing opening bid for Man City forward Gabriel Jesus
Gossip
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC set to announce signing of Fulham teenager Fabio Carvalho - report
Gary Neville
Gary Neville predicts where Arsenal, Tottenham will finish
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Man United set to miss out on signing FC Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong - report
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Croatia attacker ‘appreciated’ by Chelsea FC boss Thomas Tuchel
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Arsenal preparing opening bid for Man City forward Gabriel Jesus
Gossip
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC set to announce signing of Fulham teenager Fabio Carvalho - report
Gary Neville
Gary Neville predicts where Arsenal, Tottenham will finish
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature