Steve McManaman delivers verdict on Liverpool’s title hopes after shock defeat

Steve McManaman assesses where Liverpool stand in the race for the title after their surprise loss to Swansea on Saturday

Steve McManaman believes that Liverpool are not yet out of the Premier League title race despite the disappointment of their 3-2 loss to Swansea on Saturday.

The Reds fell a further three points behind Antonio Conte’s Chelsea team after the Swans scored three second-half goals to stun the Merseyside outfit at Anfield.

That result left Liverpool in fourth place in the Premier League table and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after a run of two draws and a defeat in the top flight.

However, with some crucial games in the title race now looming large, former Reds midfielder McManaman feels that Liverpool are not yet out of the race for the title.

Speaking to BT Sport after Liverpool’s surprise defeat on Saturday, McManaman said: “We’ll know over the next two weeks.

“Liverpool have got Chelsea next week and they’ve got Tottenham on February 11. If Liverpool beat Chelsea and Tottenham at home, we’ll probably be sitting here saying Liverpool have their eyes on the title again.”

Liverpool are aiming to at least break back into the top four this season after the disappointment of their eighth-placed finish under Jurgen Klopp last term.

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The Reds finished the campaign without a trophy despite reaching the League Cup and Europa League finals.

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