Liverpool continue to sit at the top of the English Premier League table, with an 8-point advantage over Leicester City and Manchester City trailing them by 14 units.
However, the team is about to go through a tough stretch in their schedule as they must play for the Carabao Cup, UEFA Champions League, CWC and Premier, so fatigue and injuries will be a major concern for the Reds.
But, according to former Red Chris Kirkland, the most important thing about their title race will be keeping their toes to the ground, and claims Jurgen Klopp is the right guy to keep them grounded until they finish the job:
“I said after a few games Liverpool would win it comfortably but there’s a long way to go. They’ve given themselves a great start and it’s in their hands, it’s theirs to lose, but there is a lot football left to be played. Klopp won’t let the players get ahead of themselves.
The next game will be the only focus now, and then the next one, then the next one. I know it’s a cliche to always just focus on the next match but he really does do that, and it’s so important. If they can end that thirty-year wait for a Premier League title then I think Liverpool will be on shutdown for about a month with all the celebrations!” Kirkland told Love Sport Radio.
Kirkland also played down the concerns about Liverpool’s defensive fragility, as the team is going back to full strength and they’ve still found ways to win games despite conceding a lot of goals:
“I don’t think the lack of clean sheets is a worry. They’ve not lost a game! They’re top of the league and unbeaten – they won’t be concerned about that. It’s not easy to keep clean sheets in this league!” he concluded.