‘It’s possible,’ - McManaman assessing Liverpool’s chances of success

Mon 14 December 2020 | 18:22

The former Reds midfielder expressed his viewpoint when the Champions League draw was announced.

Steven McManaman



on whether they have a chance to take the

Premier League

crown as well as

Champions League

, saying avoiding more injuries can realize that possibility.

Jurgen Klopp

’s supervision has definitely helped Liverpool emerge stronger than before, given the European Cup accomplishments in 2018-19. The Reds are now sitting second on the Premier League table, and also passed the elimination phase of the Champions League, reserving themselves a place.

Liverpool will mount the Premier League, should they defeat the current title contenders


on Wednesday. The Reds are also handed a battle against RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League last 16 in February and McManaman is positive about the Reds’ chances.

Can Liverpool retain the title in England this year? Yes they can. Can they also win the Champions League and do the double?

” McManaman said.


It’s possible, but we all know it’s so difficult to do that.

“When you are playing for the big clubs, your remit is to win the Premier League or the Champions League.

“Liverpool have done that over the last couple of years. But the biggest clubs and the best teams kick on from success like that and do it again and again."

The former Red insists Liverpool’s chance will only be realized if no more injury setbacks are inflicted on the team after having some key players like Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Diogo Jota miss the remainder of the year.

A lot of what happens next to Liverpool depends on whether they get any more injuries,”

McManaman added


“However well they have done to plug the holes that have been exposed in their team this season, they can’t take on board too many more injuries.

“To have lost some key players and because they are that good, they have managed to find a way to win matches. That’s even without Alisson, Van Dijk, Henderson, Thiago, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah on different occasions.

Can they keep winning matches if they are without some of those players and a few more injuries are added on top? Possibly not because there is a point where a cumulation of injuries is too much for any team.

“There is no doubt that Liverpool are there to be shot at this year. They are not winning games every week and they have shown some signs of vulnerability, which we didn’t see last season.

source: SportMob

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