Pat Nevin makes exciting prediction about Liverpool FC

The Chelsea legend believes Liverpool FC are close to becoming a top-class team

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Liverpool FC are on the verge of becoming a top class team, Pat Nevin has declared.

The Reds were resounding 5-0 winners against Porto in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash in Portugal on Wednesday night.

Liverpool FC have scored 28 times in the Champions League this season, which is more goals than Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are two points behind second-placed Manchester United after last weekend’s 2-0 win against Southampton at St Mary’s.

Only Manchester City have scored more goals than the Merseyside outfit in the Premier League this season.

The Reds signed Virgil van Dijk in a club record £75m deal from Premier League rivals Southampton in the January transfer window to improve their much maligned defence.

Liverpool FC full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson were particularly impressive in the 5-0 win at Porto in arguably the biggest games of their career.

Former Chelsea FC striker Nevin believes Liverpool FC are in good shape.

“For a long time Liverpool never seemed to have a left-back,” Nevin told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“There was Moreno. He was OK. He is not good enough at this level.

“Robertson is superb. Between Alexander-Arnold and Gomez, you will fill the right-back position for the next 10 years. You’ve brought in Van Dijk, who is a world class defender.

“You’ve got the front three who are world class players. Suddenly that’s nearly a top class team.”

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term.

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