Emile Heskey predicts where Liverpool FC will finish this season
Emile Heskey is confident that Liverpool FC have what it takes to win the Premier League this season
Emile Heskey is confident that Liverpool FC have what it takes to win the Premier League title this season.
The Reds have made a flying start to the new campaign and they currently find themselves in top spot in the table and eight points clear of Manchester City.
Liverpool FC have won all eight of their opening eight Premier League games and are now seen as the favourites to win the title this term.
The Merseyside outfit are preparing to return to top-flight action with a crunch trip to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
Former Reds striker Heskey is fully expecting Manchester City to keep the pressure on Jurgen Klopp’s men throughout the campaign.
However, the ex-England international is backing Liverpool FC to get over the line and claim their first ever Premier League title this term.
Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Express, Heskey said: “Man City will keep the pressure on Liverpool all season and even though they don’t have the best record defensively, going forward they can score 5, 6, 7 and 8 goals.
“But I think last season helps Liverpool massively because they have now been through that battle before and they know what it will take to win it.
“I believe City won that battle before because they knew what it takes and how good they had to be to ensure they got around the same points total again.
“Liverpool didn’t know that but now they have actually been through that.
“It was amazing that they didn’t win the league with the amount of points they amassed.
“But now they know what it takes. I’d back Liverpool. I think they are ready and confident.
“City have done it before and it’s one of those that makes you a little weary, but I’d still back Liverpool over them.”
Liverpool FC ended up in second place in the Premier League table last season and just a single point behind champions Manchester City.
The Merseyside outfit did end last season with a trophy, however, as they beat Tottenham to win the Champions League title back in May.