‘Incredible’: Jamie Redknapp delivers verdict on Liverpool FC’s title push
Jamie Redknapp delivers his thoughts on Liverpool FC's fine start to the new Premier League season under Jurgen Klopp
Jamie Redknapp has described Liverpool FC’s stunning start to the new season as “incredible”.
The Reds are currently eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table after having won 13 of their 14 top-flight games so far this term.
Liverpool FC claimed a 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon as they managed to seal the three points despite being reduced to 10 men.
The Merseyside outfit are the current heavy favourites to win the Premier League title this season and go one step further than they did last term, when they ended up a point behind Manchester City.
Former Liverpool FC midfielder Redknapp has been hugely impressed by what he has seen from Jurgen Klopp’s team so far this season as he reflected on their stunning start.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp said: “This Manchester City side, along with the Invincibles of Arsenal, are the best I’ve seen in the Premier League.
“They have set such high standards under Pep Guardiola, hitting 100 and 98 points in their last two title-winning seasons.
“That is why it is so incredible what Liverpool are doing right now. To be 11 points clear of the defending champions is remarkable, while they are eight clear of Leicester, too.
“Jurgen Klopp will see City as their primary rivals because of their strengths but you cannot write off Leicester — not after what they achieved in 2016. Brendan Rodgers’ side also haven’t got the Champions League to distract them, so that makes them even more dangerous.
“We will learn a lot about Leicester this month. Look at their next five fixtures: Watford, Aston Villa, Norwich, Manchester City then Liverpool. By the close of Boxing Day we should know whether they are genuine contenders.
“But I’ve said for a while now that it is Liverpool’s title to lose and I stand by that.
“With their current gap, Klopp and this group of players will never get a better chance to make history at that football club.”
Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action on Wednesday night when they host Everton in their crunch Merseyside derby clash at Anfield.
The Reds won their first major trophy last season when Klopp led them to Champions League glory with a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur back in June.