Phil Neville gives verdict on Liverpool FC’s title bid

Former Man United defender Phil Neville says Liverpool FC are showing signs of champions

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Phil Neville says Liverpool FC are showing “every quality needed” to win the Premier League title this season.

The Reds were 2-1 winners against Brighton at Anfield on Saturday afternoon despite Alisson Becker’s sending off in the second half.

Virgil van Dijk scored twice to give Liverpool FC a commanding 2-0 lead before Lewis Dunk halved the deficit after Alisson’s red card.

Liverpool FC moved 11 points clear of defending Premier League champions Manchester City after the Citizens were held to a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United.

The Merseyside outfit came from behind to beat Aston Villa and Crystal Palace over the past month or so.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were also 3-1 winners against Manchester City last month to lay down a marker in the title race.

Former Manchester United defender Neville believes the Reds are showing signs of potential Premier League champions.

“When you look at a team at the top of the league, you look at qualities that can help them win the title,” Neville said on Match of the Day.

“Sometimes they blitz teams like Liverpool do, I think the last couple of weeks they’ve come from behind a couple of times, and today they had to dig deep.

“Brighton had 55 per-cent possession today, they controlled the game for large periods.

“Liverpool had to show qualities of a title-winning side and fight, as Virgil van Dijk said. They stayed really solid.

“Liverpool are showing every quality needed to be the best team in the league and win the title.

“They are winning games differently every week, sometimes ugly and sometimes pretty.

“When Klopp was celebrating at the end of the game, he knew what a massive win that was.”

Liverpool FC are looking to win their first-ever Premier League title after finishing in second place on four previous occasions.

The Reds ended up a point adrift of title holders Manchester City last term despite amassing 97 points.

Liverpool FC will take on Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Reds will make the trip to Bournemouth in their next away Premier League fixture next weekend.

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