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McManaman says Liverpool can run away with the title again

Thu 31 December 2020 | 12:22

Following an unfortunate injury crisis in Liverpool’s defense, Liverpool’s former winger believes the Reds can “run away” with the Premier League title again if they buy two central defenders in the January transfer window.

Following injuries of

Virgil van Dijk

and

Joe Gomez

,

Jurgen Klopp

tried to deal with the blow by bringing

Fabinho

to the heart of the defense, as well as giving game time to academy graduates,

Nat Phillips

and

Rhys Williams

.

Although Liverpool’s youngsters performed above expectations, former Liverpool and Real Madrid’s Steve McManaman believes a successful January transfer window can hand Liverpool the title.

When he was asked whether he expects a tight Premier League race this season, The former Liverpool winger told Amazon Prime:

“I think it depends what kind of financial power other teams have got.

“If Liverpool go in and buy two central defenders I think they would run away with it. If they don’t it could be nip and tuck, it could be a lot closer. You’d expect teams to improve and put runs together.

“I’d love Liverpool to strengthen well, get Thiago back, and suddenly they’d get some real good form and run clear.

“We know Liverpool have got defensive problems, we know that Joel Matip looks like his injury will keep him out for a certain period of time.

“There’s talk that they will not go into the transfer market. Liverpool fans are desperate for Jurgen Klopp to go into the transfer market.

“They need to bring a defender in if they’re going to sustain their challenge and reach a level of consistency to pull away from these sides.”

 However,

Liverpool

had no defensive problem recently as they kept a clean sheet at

Newcastle

this Wednesday, they failed to make the most of their goal-scoring opportunities as they ended up with a 0-0 draw.


source: SportMob