Paul Merson reckons Liverpool can win the Premier League title in November – if they beatManchester Cityat Anfield.
Liverpoolhost City on November 10 hoping to extend a lead over their title rivals which currently stands at six points.
Jurgen Klopp’s side won their first eight games of the Premier League season before finally dropping points when they drew 1-1 againstManchester Unitedon Sunday.
City, in contrast, have already suffered shock defeats to Norwich City andWolves, after being held 2-2 byTottenhamin their second game of the season to fall behind Liverpool early on.
And formerArsenalstar Merson reckons Pep Guardiola’s side can forget about defending the title they won by a point last season if they slip up against Liverpool next month.
“Six points is still a lot of points,” said Merson on The Debate on Sky Sports.
“They play Man City at home before they play them away.
” I think if they beat them, I think that’s it. “
When it was put to him that November might be too early for the title to be decided, Merson replied: “You’re talking about a team that lost one game last
“They’ve won every game this season and drawn one.
” They ‘ re not a team that’s going to lose five football matches, and they’d have to lose five football matches – because Man City will lose another one, so that means they would have to lose five. “
Merson’s comments drew a huge response onTwitter, with both Liverpool and City fans saying it was too early in the season to call the champions – while others questioned the former midfielder’s maths.
City won the title by a point on the final day last season, and one Reds fan said: “Not a chance it’s over if we beat them, they’re class and it’ll go down to the wire
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Another posted: “Stop. It’s far too early to make claims like that.”
A City fan said “We heard all this craic last season” – referring to the fact that many observers were handing Liverpool the title when Guardiola’s side fell seven points behind last December.
Another Tweet: “How exactly do Liverpool have to lose 5 if they beat @ManCity and we lose another? Not heard of draws?”
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