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Liverpool have been left behind within the switch window however Mohamed Salah’s objectives and Virgil van Dijk’s return reveals they will’t be dominated out of the Premier League title race


Sep 18, 2021
Liverpool were left behind in the transfer window but Mohamed Salah’s goals and Virgil van Dijk’s return shows they can’t be ruled out of the Premier League title race

“Fenway’s received no cash however we’ll nonetheless win the league!”

Liverpool followers have been heard singing this hilarious chant as their beloved workforce raced to a 3-Zero win at Leeds, nevertheless, it raised an essential dialog concerning the Reds’ title credentials.

Liverpool look dangerous to their previous selves so certainly need to be thought of title contenders

With Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester Metropolis all spending large in the summertime, Liverpool made only one signing to go away many feeling Jurgen Klopp’s males have been being left behind within the title race.

Not everybody feels that manner although. Noel Gallagher, a diehard Man Metropolis fan who doesn’t want a second invitation to stay the boot in to Liverpool, could be very cautious.

“How anybody is counting Liverpool out of this title race is a joke. They’re one of many prime three groups in Europe, no query about it,” he instructed talkSPORT. “Once they get going they’re very tough to cease.”

The Premier League desk presently suggests Liverpool are very a lot contenders as they’re among the many group of early pace-setters in third.

Liverpool have gained 3 times and drawn as soon as from their first 4 league matches this time period
(Picture by Catherine Ivill/Getty Photographs)

A win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, stay on talkSPORT 2, will put Liverpool prime with Everton, Man United and Chelsea (who even have ten factors) that includes later within the weekend.

Bar the second half of final season, the Premier League summit is a spot the place Liverpool have grow to be accustomed to in current seasons.


Simply over a 12 months in the past they’d romped to the title with seven matches to spare and the overwhelming majority of the title-winning squad are nonetheless at Anfield now.

Virgil van Dijk, who’s now again from his ACL harm sustained final season, has restored calm to Liverpool’s defence and it’s had an impact throughout the pitch.

Van Dijk sustained the harm in October and returned in July

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, who have been a way off the degrees they’d reached within the earlier two seasons, can get ahead at will figuring out they’ve received cowl behind them.

A few of that cowl will likely be offered by Fabinho, who spent giant elements of final season at centre-back, however Van Dijk’s return and the signing of Ibrahima Konate imply the Brazilian can totally deal with being good in midfield this time period.

Fabinho is forming a powerful partnership in midfield with Thiago Alcantara, who’s now settled in at Liverpool, too. The pair haven’t misplaced within the 9 league matches they’ve began collectively.

Fabinho and Thiago have gained eight and drawn as soon as within the 9 league matches they’ve began collectively

And Liverpool are additionally again to their previous selves up prime consequently. Mohamed Salah deserves a particular point out with 4 objectives in all competitions this season.

“Liverpool are adequate to win soccer matches and if which means they’re going to be constant in all competitions then that’s what they will do,” John Barnes instructed talkSPORT.

“To not say they will win the whole lot however this Premier League now with Romelu Lukaku coming to Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo going to Manchester United…

“Within the earlier two years earlier than final season it was all the time Man Metropolis and Liverpool. Had Liverpool had everybody match final season I feel it will have been between them and Man Metropolis.

Salah scored his 100th Premier League aim final weekend and appears set for a lot of extra this season

“Liverpool aren’t bothered about everybody speaking about Chelsea and Manchester United as a result of expectations are nonetheless there on Liverpool.”

So when you recover from the circus of a Ronaldo return or Jack Grealish in Man Metropolis’s sky blue, you realise Liverpool are nonetheless a reasonably rattling good workforce.

However being thought of out of the title race is one thing Klopp and co will likely be simply superb with.

Take heed to full commentary of Liverpool vs Crystal Palace stay on talkSPORT 2, kick-off 3pm

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