Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Liverpool’s gap to Manchester City in the Premier League is remarkable.
The Sky Sports pundit believes that Pep Guardiola’s side along with Arsenal’s invincibles are two of the best sides to ever play in the Premier League after the standards they have set in the past two years.
Redknapp admits that City are the Reds’ main title-rivals this season, but that they cannot underestimate Leicester City, who don’t have any European fixtures to distract them in their chase.
“This Manchester City side, along with the Invincibles of Arsenal, are the best I’ve seen in the Premier League,” he wrote in the Daily Mail.
“They have set such high standards under Pep Guardiola, hitting 100 and 98 points in their last two title-winning seasons.
“That is why it is so incredible what Liverpool are doing right now. To be 11 points clear of the defending champions is remarkable, while they are eight clear of Leicester, too.”
Liverpool are the only side to remain unbeaten in the top four leagues in England this season and have only lost once since the beginning of the last campaign.
It is a big statement to claim that Manchester City are on the same wavelength as the invincibles, as they are obviously the only side to go through a full season unbeaten. Having said that though, that clearly shows that Liverpool deserve more credit, one because of the fact they have only lost once since the beginning of last season, and two because of their huge lead at the top. Guardiola’s men have struggled at the beginning of this campaign, and the 2-2 draw against Newcastle United on Saturday proved that they aren’t at the top of their game. The difference between the two sides is that Liverpool are finding a way to win whilst they are struggling – a trait that potential champions must-have in the Premier League. Klopp’s men will be taking it one game at a time this season, and have last seasons slight collapse as evidence that they can’t take it easy no matter how big the gap between the two teams is right now.