Arsenal legend Ian Wright: Why I’d love Liverpool to win the league
The Gunners legend explains why he likes to see Liverpool doing well
Ian Wright admits it is hard not to will on Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were 2-0 winners against Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday afternoon to extend their unbeaten record to 11 games in the Premier League.
However, the top-flight victory came at a price after key man Philippe Coutinho suffered a serious ankle injury in the first half against the Black Cats.
The Merseyside outfit are in second place in the Premier League table and a point behind current leaders Chelsea after 13 games.
Liverpool have never won the Premier League title despite finishing as runners-up in 2002, 2009 and 2014.
Former Arsenal striker Wright believes most neutral Premier League supporters like to see Liverpool doing well in the title race and wouldn’t begrudge the 18-time English champions their first top-flight crown since 1990.
“When Liverpool are doing well, like under Rodgers and Suarez, I feel like there is a nice feeling,” Wright told BBC Radio Five Live’s 606 show.
“I grew up with Liverpool doing brilliantly. It just feels like everything is better around the league when Liverpool are doing well. You hope that they can continue.”
Liverpool will make the long trip to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side in their next Premier League game at the Vitality Stadium.
The Reds’ only Premier League defeat was a 2-0 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor in August.