Gary Lineker: This moment suggests Liverpool FC will win the title
BBC Sport pundit Gary Lineker highlights the significance of a moment in the second half of Liverpool FC's 2-0 win at Cardiff on Sunday
Gary Lineker believes Sean Morrison’s miss in Liverpool FC’s 1-0 win at Cardiff could suggest the Premier League title is heading to Anfield this season.
Liverpool FC made the trip to Wales looking to extend their winning streak to six games in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s side knew three points would be enough to hoist them above Manchester City ahead of Wednesday’s Manchester derby.
Liverpool FC were wasteful in the first half after Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all squandered chances.
Firmino wasted the best chance of the first half when the former Hoffenheim striker fired over the crossbar with just the goalkeeper to beat.
However, Georginio Wijnaldum broke the deadlock 10 minutes after half-time when the Netherlands international guided a finish into the net from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner.
Liverpool FC were almost caught out when Morrison miscued a free header with the goal at his mercy after some poor goalkeeping from Alisson Becker.
Morrison played a hand in Liverpool FC’s second goal when the centre-half was penalised for a foul on Salah, allowing James Milner to secure three points from the spot.
Former Spurs forward Lineker believes Morrison’s miss could be fate suggesting the Premier League title is heading to Anfield for the first time.
Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Morrison’s miss makes you think it might just be Liverpool’s……..”
The Match Of The Day host praised Wijnaldum for his decisive goal.
Lineker added: “Crikey. Cracking, crisp and crucial strike from Wijnaldum.”
Liverpool FC will welcome Huddersfield Town to Anfield in their next Premier League game on Friday night.
The Reds have finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014 but have never won the Premier League title.