Jamie Redknapp: What Liverpool selection told us about Jurgen Klopp’s confidence in title race
The former Liverpool captain believes Jurgen Klopp is confident the Reds can challenge for the Premier League title
Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Liverpool’s weakened side for their 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur highlights Jurgen Klopp’s belief his Reds side can win the Premier League title this season.
The charismatic German head coach made 11 changes from his starting line-up that secured a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table but level on points with leaders Manchester City and second-placed Arsenal after nine top-flight games.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Tottenham in the League Cup third round, Redknapp explained why he felt Klopp’s team selection underlined the manager’s belief this could be the Anfield club’s year in the Premier League.
“I’m surprised he hasn’t gone with a full strength side. They haven’t got European football. He is probably thinking of what’s ahead – they’ve got so many good league games to come,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.
Redknapp added: “I must admit I came here thinking Liverpool would go pretty much full strength. It shows you he believes this year that they can go a long way in the league.”
England striker Daniel Sturridge partnered Divock Origi up front and the 27-year-old scored either side of half-time to book Liverpool’s place in the fourth-round draw.
The Reds will make the trip to London to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday evening.