Ian Wright: Why you’d be silly not to take Liverpool seriously

Ian Wright underlines Liverpool's status as genuine Premier League title contenders

Ian Wright says it would be foolish not to take Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side seriously in the Premier League title race this season.

The Reds were 6-1 winners against Watford at Anfield on Sunday afternoon as they hoisted themselves to the top of the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea.

Sadio Mane scored either side of half-time in the top-flight clash, while Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum also got on the score sheet.

Liverpool haven’t lost a Premier League game since a surprise 2-0 defeat by Burnley at Turf Moor in the second game of the 2016-17 campaign.

Klopp’s Reds side have won seven of their last nine top-flight games to leave Liverpool at the top heading into the international break.

Former Arsenal striker Wright is under no illusion that Liverpool are genuine Premier League title contenders this season.

“You have to say they are serious title contenders,” Wright told BBC Radio’s Five Live.

“They’ve maintained their form from the start of the season until now. Watford hadn’t conceded in five hours but conceded five in one. Liverpool are very good at the moment. They’re scintillating at Anfield.

“Anyone who isn’t taking them seriously, I think they’re being silly. We’ll have to see how they continue.”

Liverpool have scored 30 times in 11 Premier League games this season – more than any of their top-flight rivals.

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Klopp was appointed as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in October 2015.

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