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Rosenthal believes Liverpool are still the title favorites

Fri 01 January 2021 | 17:23

The former Liverpool winger believes the 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa isn’t a big deal and the Reds can defend the Premier League title.

The second Premier League season since the Covid pandemic was full of surprises as supporters are still absent on matchdays. Although

Liverpool

suffered their heaviest defeat in their Premier League history this season, they could find their way to the top of the table despite several critical injuries.

Rosenthal

appreciates

Jurgen Klopp’s

complaints about hectic fixture lists but believes his side can carry on leading the table.

The former Reds midfielder told Forbes:

“I can understand him (Klopp), but it is the same for all the clubs.

“Liverpool still have the quality without Virgil van Dijk. They have one or two young players coming in.

“Here and there they will drop points, but they still have sufficient quality to dominate. A 7-2 can happen.

“Today in the Premier League, anyone can beat anyone, even 7-2! It was a kind of game where everything was collapsing. It was a one-off, a single game in 200 games,

so be it.

“To lose 7-2 or 1-0, it is zero points, you know. It is not a big deal.”

The Israeli knows in contrast to last season, this season’s title race would be much closer, but still believes the Reds will top the table.

He added:

“It was never expected that Liverpool was going to repeat the last season, finishing with a difference of 20 points.

“It’s clear that they can’t do it again, but they can still win the league because on paper they have the strongest team. 

“The squad, the quality of the players, they are complete. They have quality in every department, that is why they will continue to be the main contender. They are the favourites.”

Liverpool

will kickstart 2021 year on Monday with a Premier League clash at

Southampton

.


source: SportMob