Stan Collymore on Liverpool
In his weekly column in the Mirror, Stan Collymore has turned his focus onto Liverpool.
Collymore started his article by recalling how he previously labelled Jurgen Klopp’s side “a Ferrari up front and a misfiring Escort at the back”.
The former Reds striker is now ready to dump that metaphor, after Liverpool beat Man City to reach the Champions League semifinal.
But Collymore is refusing to admit he made a mistake previously. Instead he points to Virgil Van Dijk’s January arrival as the catalyst for change at Anfield.
‘Only three Liverpool players would start for Man City’
Looking at the bigger Liverpool picture, Collymore is still unconvinced about just how good Klopp’s team is:
I’m not getting too carried away with the idea that Liverpool will be Manchester City’s main rivals for the Premier League crown next season.
Collymore then drove home his point with the following eye-catching remark:
They might have beaten them three times this term and that Champions League quarter-final might still be fresh in the memory but, by my reckoning, only three Liverpool players get into City’s starting line-up: Van Dijk, Mo Salah and Andy Robertson.
2018-19: Liverpool are second favourites
Will Man City retain their Premier League title next season?
Interestingly, Liverpool have been priced as second favourites to win the 2018-19 Premier League.
The Reds are 9/2 to win the league next season.
Liverpool are gearing up for a brilliant end to the season having advanced to the semifinals of the Champions League.
Many have argued that Liverpool have played the best attacking football in England this season.
If Mo Salah can reproduce his current form next season, will Liverpool finally end their 30+ year wait for the title?
It’s also worth remembering that Naby Keita will be a Liverpool player next season having already agreed his transfer from RB Leipzig.