Martin Keown makes claim about Liverpool FC in title race

The Arsenal legend believes Liverpool FC will feel confident about winning the title if the Reds beat Manchester City on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Liverpool FC will believe the Premier League title is a real possibility if Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Manchester City on Sunday, Martin Keown has claimed.

The Reds have made a positive start to the Premier League to justify claims that Liverpool FC are genuine title contenders this season despite having failed to win the top-flight crown since 1990.

Liverpool FC passed their first major test of the current campaign back in August when Klopp’s men eased to a comfortable 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

The 18-time English champions were faced with the prospect of a difficult trip to title rivals Chelsea FC last weekend, particularly considering the Blues were unbeaten, too.

Eden Hazard broke the deadlock in the first half to score his sixth goal of the Premier League season, before the former Chelsea FC striker Daniel Sturridge netted an equaliser in the 87th minute.

Liverpool FC are level on points with defending champions Manchester City at the top of the table, but the Citizens are on top thanks to their superior goal difference.

Former Arsenal defender Keown underlined the importance of Sunday’s clash to Liverpool FC’s title ambitions, both in terms of points advantage and psychological advantage.

Questioned about how far will Sunday’s clash will go in deciding the Premier League title during Ask Keown in the Daily Mail on Thursday, Keown said:

“Manchester City at home is a game that Liverpool are used to winning. Now there is a whole new pressure.

“Victory on Sunday will give them immense confidence that they can be champions.”

Manchester City have only dropped points in a 1-1 draw with promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League back in August.

The Citizens were 2-0 winners against Arsenal in their Premier League opener at The Etihad but Pep Guardiola’s men haven’t faced a major test since that trip to The Emirates.

Manchester City have a poor record at Anfield in recent seasons, while the Citizens have lost their last three games to Liverpool FC in all competitions.

The Reds ended Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the 2017-18 season when Liverpool FC emerged 4-3 winners against the Eastlands outfit in January.

Liverpool FC built a commanding aggregate lead against the Citizens thanks to a 3-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

The Merseyside outfit showed character to bounce back from Gabriel Jesus’ opener before Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah sealed a 2-1 win.

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