Steven Gerrard makes honest admission about Liverpool in title race
The former Liverpool captain admits Jurgen Klopp's side will find it difficult to win the Premier League title this season
Steven Gerrard has poured cold water on talk of Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season.
The Reds missed the chance to close the gap on their rivals on Saturday afternoon after a shock 3-2 loss to Premier League strugglers Swansea City at Anfield.
Fernando Llorente scored twice in the opening seven minutes of the second half before Roberto Firmino managed to level with a quick-fire brace of his won to leave the Reds on the cup of a comeback win.
However, Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson netted a winner with 16 minutes remaining to secure a much-needed victory for Paul Clement’s struggling Swansea outfit.
Liverpool will take on Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the EFL Cup and the FA Cup before the 18-time English champions host Chelsea in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Tuesday 31 January.
Speaking to BT Sport after Liverpool’s 3-2 loss against Swansea, the club’s new youth coach Gerrard admitted that Klopp’s men will find it tough to win the title from this position.
“It’s going to be very difficult now. They’ve left themselves a lot of work to do. It’s a 10 point gap if Chelsea win tomorrow, it’s very difficult,” Gerrard said.