Alan Shearer: Why Liverpool are so dangerous under Jurgen Klopp
The Newcastle legend lavishes praise on Jurgen Klopp's impressive Liverpool side
Alan Shearer says Liverpool offer a threat from all areas of the pitch as the Newcastle legend talked up Jurgen Klopp’s side in the title race.
The Reds were 4-2 winners against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening as goals from Emre Can, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino sealed three points at Selhurst Park.
Liverpool are the Premier League’s leading goal-scorers alongside Manchester City after a return of 24 goals in their opening 10 top-flight games so far.
The Merseyside outfit have already beaten title rivals Arsenal and Chelsea on the road in the Premier League this term.
The 18-time English champions were 4-1 winners against Premier League holders Leicester City in one of their best performances of the season at Anfield in September.
Former Newcastle United striker Shearer, who won his only Premier League crown with Blackburn Rovers in 1995, explained why he considers Liverpool to be a threat in the title race.
“They’ve got so many options. They play with a freedom,” Shearer told BBC One’s Match Of The Day at the weekend.
“I think Jurgen Klopp just says to his attacking players, ‘Go play where you want. Enjoy yourselves and have fun’.
“They’re all over the park with the three up front at the minute. They’re not stuck in any positions. They can have the ball short, long or into feet. They stretch teams. They all chip in and they’re all a goal threat.”
Liverpool will host Watford in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.