Gary Lineker sends warning to Liverpool FC’s title rivals

Spurs legend Gary Lineker can't see Liverpool FC squandering control of the Premier League title race

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Gary Lineker has warned Leicester City and Manchester City that even injuries won’t halt Liverpool FC’s tite charge this season.

The Reds welcomed their local derby rivals Everton to Anfield on Wednesday night looking to maintain their winning run in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp opted to drop Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino to the bench for the Merseyside derby ahead of a jam-packed festive fixture list.

Liverpool FC eased to a commanding 5-2 victory over Everton thanks to impressive performances from Divock Origi and Sadio Mane.

Origi scored twice in the opening 31 minutes, while Mane made assists for the Belgian striker’s opener and Xherdan Shaqiri’s goal before he found the net on the stroke of half-time.

Georginio Wijnaldum polished off the three points with a late goal in the second half, although Everton did find the net at Anfield courtesy of goals from Michael Keane and Richarlison.

Liverpool FC’s 5-2 victory cemented their eight-point lead over second-placed Leicester City in the title race after the Foxes were 1-0 winners against Watford.

Former Spurs forward Lineker admitted it’s difficult to see Liverpool FC squandered control of the title race even if they suffer injuries to their front three after Origi’s performance.

Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Liverpool showing that they’ll be able to cope with injuries to any of the front 3.

“Really difficult to envisage them not running away with the title this season.”

Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but the Reds have finished in second place in 2002, 2009, 2014 and 2018.

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