Paul Merson sends title warning to Liverpool FC
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says it's now or never for Liverpool FC in the Premier League title race
Paul Merson says Liverpool FC will never win the Premier League title if Jurgen Klopp’s side don’t go on to lift the top-flight crown this term.
The Reds moved eight points clear of Leicester City and Chelsea FC at the top of the Premier League table on Sunday evening.
Goals from Fabinho, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah sealed a 3-1 victory over defending champions Manchester City at Anfield.
Liverpool FC have collected a staggering 34 points from their 12 games in the Premier League to establish a sizeable lead.
Klopp led the Reds to a second-placed finish last term after Liverpool FC collected a club-record tally of 97 points.
However, Liverpool FC finished a point adrift of champions Manchester City despite losing just one game in the season.
Former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes Liverpool FC are “too good”, backing Klopp’s men to finally end their title drought.
“Liverpool have lost one game in the last 51 and they have played Man City three times in that time, so I just do not see them losing four or five games ’till the end of the season,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“That is what they would have to lose as City would not be able to afford to lose any games if they only lost three.
“So for me, I think it is Liverpool’s to throw away – if they do not win it this year, I cannot tell you when they will win it again.
“I do not see City catching them, not with their defensive problems at the moment. They are just nowhere near good enough defensively.
“And I just think Liverpool are too good and I just do not see them getting beaten by any of the lesser teams. And if they do, they have to score two or three goals, which is not going to happen.”
Liverpool FC have finished in second place in the Premier League table on four different occasions under four different managers.
Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez, Brendan Rodgers and Klopp have all finished as Premier League runners-up.
Klopp ended his trophy drought at Liverpool FC last season thanks to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final in Madrid back in June.
Liverpool FC won the Uefa Super Cup earlier this term.