Alan Shearer gives verdict on Liverpool FC’s prospects in title race

The Newcastle legend believes Liverpool FC are in a good position in the Premier League title race

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Alan Shearer insists Liverpool FC should be feeling positive about their prospects in the Premier League title race.

The Reds have failed to produce their exhilarating style of football that Liverpool FC have earned a reputation for since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment in October 2015.

Liverpool FC have been more measured in their approach in the current campaign, making notable improvements at the back after conceding just five times in the Premier League so far.

Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk have helped to provide Liverpool FC with a defensive resilience, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Andy Robertson have improved since the big-money arrivals.

Liverpool FC were 1-0 winners against Everton at Anfield on Sunday night after Divock Origi netted a 95th-minute winner in the Merseyside derby.

Klopp’s side followed up that result with a 3-1 comeback win against Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday night.

The Reds are two points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City, despite their attacking trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah still to produce their best football this term.

Former Newcastle striker Shearer believes Liverpool FC are in a good position in the title race despite a lack of fluid attacking performances.

“If you’re going to win the title, you have to win games like that,” Shearer told BBC Sport.

“I keep hearing people saying they haven’t hit the heights of last season. That has to be a positive.

“They haven’t been beaten in the league and two points behind Man City, who have been blowing everyone away.”

Liverpool FC have finished in fourth place in the Premier League table in their last two seasons under Klopp.

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