Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has named Chelsea, given their current form, as favourites to lift the Premier League title this season.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. (Reuters Photo)
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With 22 points in 11 games, Chelsea have inched above Tottenham Hotspurs and Liverpool, both with 21 points, to sit at the top of the points table of the ongoing Premier League season. According to Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, Chelsea have come together as a ‘great’ bunch of players playing
It was under the leadership of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard that the club has rebuilt into a force over the summer. Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Leeds United, on Saturday, at Stamford Bridge, put them on top of the points table. Chelsea have their next Premier League game scheduled on Sunday, December 13 against Everton.
“If I watch football games at the moment then Chelsea, for me, look like favourites. They have the biggest squad, great players playing well together after a rusty start – and they are full on,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
“They have unbelievable opportunities to change in games and make changes from one game to the other – so that is it.”
Defending champions Liverpool had a dream Premier League last season but Klopp is sure that it’s going to be different this time around. Klopp is expecting a more open ended competition but has attested that there is no pressure on Liverpool yet.
“I don’t feel we are chasing anyone at the moment – or that anyone is chasing us. Pressure is there for us, but it’s about how much you think about that pressure, to be honest,” he added.
Liverpool, who are currently at the 3rd position in Premier league, are scheduled to play Wolves on Monday at Anfield.
(Inputs from Reuters)