Alan Shearer makes bold prediction about Liverpool’s season
Alan Shearer reckons Liverpool could win the title in Jurgen Klopp's first season in charge at Anfield
Alan Shearer believes that Liverpool have what it takes to mount a serious Premier League title challenge this season.
The Reds have enjoyed something of a resurgence under new manager Jurgen Klopp in recent weeks and thrashed Southampton 6-1 to reach the League Cup semi-finals on Wednesday night.
The Merseyside outfit have also begun to find some form in the Premier League under the German coach, with Liverpool having recorded impressive wins over Chelsea and Manchester City since Klopp was appointed as Brendan Rodgers’ successor at the start of October.
Liverpool head into their clash with Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon in sixth place in the Premier League table and six points behind leaders Manchester City as the hectic festive period looms large.
And former England star Shearer feels that Klopp’s men have what it takes to challenge for the top-flight crown this term.
Shearer wrote on his blog for Coral: “Klopp has been a breath of fresh air ever since he has come to England.
“He has a positivity about him and it seems as though he has been around his players for a long time.
“They all look to be really enjoying playing for him and for Liverpool. Before he came in, they had gone stale but he has reenergised the whole football club in a short space of time and the results are proving that.
“I’ve said it before but no team seems to want to win the Premier League this season. City, Arsenal, United, obviously Chelsea, the way results have been going for these teams, none of them have stamped their authority on the title race.
“Liverpool are battling on all fronts under Klopp, going well in the Europa League, semi-final of the Capital One Cup and results are going well in the league, so yes, they can get into the title race.”