Ronald Koeman delivers verdict on Liverpool’s title challenge

The Everton boss explains why he has been impressed with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side

Ronald Koeman says he has been impressed with Liverpool in the Premier League so far this season.

The Reds have taken 27 points from their opening 12 Premier League games this term as they look to win a trophy in Jurgen Klopp’s first full season in charge at the club.

Liverpool are unbeaten since a surprise 2-0 defeat by Burnley at Turf Moor in their second fixture of the 2016-17 campaign.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have notched up impressive victories over Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City in the Premier League title race but were held to a draw by Southampton on Saturday.

And the current Everton manager explained why he has been impressed with the Merseyside club so far this term.

“It’s still too early to say who will be the favourites, but I have been impressed by Liverpool so far,” Koeman is quoted as saying by This Is Anfield.

“Maybe that is not what you might expect the Everton manager to say, but they have been playing some very good football and deserve to be at the top. They have goals in their team and this is what all successful sides need.

“Of course they can be champions this season, they have a good chance, but they are not the only contenders.

“My Everton team has played Manchester City and Chelsea in the last few weeks and both were very impressive. We managed to draw at City, but you could see the quality of these teams.”

Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last term after Klopp was appointed as Brendan Rodgers’ successor.

The Merseyside club have never won the Premier League title but finished as runners-up in 2009 and 2014.

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