Steven Gerrard gives verdict on Liverpool FC’s start to the season
Reds legend Steven Gerrard rates Liverpool FC's start to the Premier League campaign
Steven Gerrard has admitted that he is delighted to see Liverpool FC sitting eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
The Reds have made a flawless start to the 2019-20 Premier League campaign as Liverpool FC look to win the top-flight crown for the first time since 1990.
Liverpool FC have already beaten top-six rivals Arsenal and Chelsea FC, while the Merseyside outfit dug deep to score an added-time winner in a 2-1 victory over Leicester City last time out.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on bitter rivals Manchester United in their next Premier League fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester City have already lost to Norwich City and Wolves in the Premier League this term, while the defending champions dropped points in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
Former Liverpool FC captain Gerrard has been delighted to see the Reds make such a commanding start to their Premier League title challenge this season.
“They have been brilliant for a while,” Gerrard told Liverpool FC’s website.
“If you go back over the last couple of years, when Jürgen finally got his team and his philosophy across, I’ve really enjoyed watching them.
“I always think they’re going to win, no matter who they’re playing against, whether it’s in the Champions League or whether it’s a top-of-the-table clash, I always fancy Liverpool as favourites now.
“With the front three and the form they’re in, they are unplayable at times. Obviously Van Dijk has been a really big [piece] of the jigsaw, the ‘keeper, and the rest around them are not bad either!
“They are great to watch and it’s brilliant from a fan point of view to see them sitting top of the league. But I’m sure Jürgen is thinking the same thing as me: take the next game as it comes, keep pushing and try to win your next one.”
Liverpool FC finished in second place in the Premier League table last season after the Reds ended up a point behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side.
The Reds have never won the Premier League title despite finishing in second place on four previous occasions, with Gerrard as skipper in 2009 and 2014.