Jens Lehmann delivers assessment on Liverpool FC title challenge
The former Arsenal goalkeeper would welcome a Liverpool title challenge to boost the appeal of the Premier League
Jens Lehmann is hoping for a Liverpool FC title challenge this season as top clubs try to hang on to the coat-tails of Manchester City.
The Citizens under Pep Guardiola look as though they could go replicate rte domestic success of Juventus or Bayern Munich by continually running away with the league year after year.
However, Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC proved to be Pep Guardiola’s Achilles heel last season after winning their last three meetings in the Champions League and the Premier League.
The Reds were impressive 4-0 winners over West Ham on Sunday thanks to goals from Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Daniel Sturridge.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Lehmann believes Liverpool FC are well placed to dethrone Manchester City.
“I hope so. It’s good for the excitement. Liverpool looked good,” he said on Sky Sports’ The Debate.
Man City hit 100 points in the league last season and finished an incredible 25 points ahead of Liverpool in fourth.
The Citizens hammered Klopp’s side 5-0 at the start of last season, however, Liverpool ended City’s undefeated league season with an incredible 4-3 win at Anfield in January.
The Reds bettered Guardiola’s side in each leg of the Champions League quarter-final, coming out 5-1 winners on aggregate.
Liverpool FC recruited heavily this summer spending £56.25m on goalkeeper Alisson Becker, £54m and £40m on midfielders Naby Keïta and Fabinho respectively, and £13.2m on winger Xherdan Shaqiri.
This strengthening has led many, including Lehman, to believe the Liverpool have the muscle to go all the way with City this season, and maybe even bettering them.