Pundit: What I admire about Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp
Pat Nevin is impressed that Liverpool are in third place despite having a squad that isn't as good as their rivals
Pat Nevin has spoken of his admiration for Liverpool after their valiant 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds were largely discounted ahead of their trip to their bitter rivals after Manchester United’s impressive nine-game winning run in all competitions.
Indeed, Jurgen Klopp was without first-team members Sadio Madio, Joel Matip and Nathaniel Clyne for their Premier League clash in Manchester.
However, the visitors were widely regarded as the better team at Old Trafford, with Liverpool breaking the deadlock in the first half thanks to James Milner’s penalty.
The Red Devils did manage to salvage a point after in-form striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored six minutes from time to deny Liverpool what would have been a key win.
The Merseyside outfit are in third place in the Premier League table and seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea with 17 games to play in the title race.
Speaking to Irish radio station Newstalk, former Chelsea midfielder Nevin explained what he has been so impressed with Liverpool’s performances this season.
“My admiration for them knows no bound at the moment. I don’t think they’re in the best four teams but they’re second in the league,” Nevin said.
“I don’t think they’ve got anywhere near the best squad but they’re second in the league. I don’t think there is any team apart from Spurs that works harder than them. I’ve got nothing but admiration for them.”