Dietmar Hamann makes title claim about Liverpool and Man United
The former Liverpool midfielder believes Jurgen Klopp's side can challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title
Dietmar Hamann believes Liverpool are more likely than Manchester United to win the Premier League title this season.
The Reds are in fourth place in the table and three points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City after Pep Guardiola’s side drew 1-1 with Merseyside outfit Everton on Saturday afternoon.
The way Liverpool are going they can beat anyone, and after Monday night’s clash with the Red Devils, they don’t play a top seven team until the week before Christmas
Liverpool have the opportunity to move level on points with the Eastlands club if Jurgen Klopp’s side can beat their bitter rivals United at Anfield on Monday night.
The 18-time English champions have already beaten top-four rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League this season, as well as defending champions Leicester City.
Hamann pointed to Liverpool’s kind run of fixtures in the next seven Premier League games as one reason why Klopp’s side can challenge City for the title.
“If anybody is to beat Manchester City to the Premier League title this season, everything points to Liverpool, rather than Man United,” Hamann wrote in his Paddy Power column.
“There’s still some uncertainty surrounding Jose Mourinho. He’s hung Luke Shaw out in the press and then had an angry exchange with the analyst Giovanni Cerra before the Europa League tie with Zorya.
“There seems to be a lot of tension there, while at Liverpool it’s all plain sailing. The Reds have come through some tricky games – they’ve beaten Chelsea and Arsenal away, drawn with Tottenham at White Hart Lane and beat Leicester 4-1 at Anfield.
“Six of Manchester United’s seven games have been against sides 10th or lower in the table and yet they’re still a point behind Jurgen Klopp’s men.
“The way Liverpool are going they can beat anyone, and after Monday night’s clash with the Red Devils, they don’t play a top seven team until the week before Christmas.
“The games against the weaker teams have sometimes tripped Liverpool up, but if they can get some consistency they can build some serious title momentum.”
Liverpool will take on West Brom and Crystal Palace in October after Monday night’s clash against United.
The Reds will then face Watford, Southampton and Sunderland in November.
In a hectic festive period, Liverpool will play against West Ham, Middlesbrough, Everton and Stoke City before their home clash against Manchester City on New Year’s Eve.