Despite Liverpool’s 11 wins, TalkSPORT host and former Chelsea and Tottenham defender, Jason Cundy, doesn’t believe that the team will win the title this season due to Manchester City’s superiority in the game.
Currently, Liverpool are the second favourites with the bookies and are expected to finish top of the pile come May though are still behind City and Chelsea.
Cundy doesn’t see his beloved Blues or the Reds winning against Pep Guardiola’s side this season and elaborated that it is unlikely for Liverpool to win because of the four City players: Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.
De Bruyne who only appeared thrice this season due to an injury may continue to miss the game until next month. But, his return is expected to add difficulty to Liverpool’s conquest for the title.
“The reason Liverpool can’t win it is one: Kevin De Bruyne – he hasn’t even played yet. Hasn’t even played,” Cundy said.
“When you are Chelsea and Liverpool and you’re 11 games into the season and you have gone unbeaten, you would expect to be at the top of the table by maybe three, four or five points.
“Both Chelsea and Liverpool are second and third.
“So you’ve gone unbeaten for over a quarter of the season and you’re still second and third and you’re unbeaten? That’s heartbreaking actually.
“Any other season you would be top.
“Twenty-seven points from 11 games is championship-winning points, but Manchester City have got 29 and their goal difference is also superior.
“David Silva is another one, David Silva knows how to win this league. As does Aguero, he’s number three. Pep Guardiola is number four.
“And, Liverpool fans are going to hate me for saying this, but the reason City are going to win the title as well is that Raheem Sterling is still very much part of their attack.
“And Liverpool may still have had him had they been closer to titles in the past.”
Liverpool and City are playing in the Champions League this week.
Liverpool is scheduled to travel to Red Star Belgrade today at 5:55 pm with City hosting Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday at 8 pm.