English Premiership

Heskey: This could be Liverpool's year

2016-11-10 15:21
Emile Heskey (AFP)

Cape Town - Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey believes the Reds have what it takes to claim the Premier League title this season.

Jurgen Klopp's charges lead the pack going into the international break. The Merseyside outfit are one point clear of second-placed Chelsea after 11 league games.

Heskey has compared the current crop of players to the 2013/14 squad that finished runners-up to Manchester City in the Premier League race, and sees little difference in firepower.

"If you're looking at the attacking side of that team, compared to this one, it's pretty much similar," the former England international told ESPN FC.

"Going forward they are immense, with their front three, whoever it is, whether it's (Sadio) Mane, (Roberto) Firmino and (Philippe) Coutinho. But when (Daniel) Sturridge comes in, (Divock) Origi, players like that, they're still as fluid.

"I think the Klopp effect is starting to kick in. He's taken his team and really solidified what he wants them to do, and where he wants them. There's a lot of passion. You can see that from him on the sideline, and that's oozing onto the players on the pitch."

He added: "The only [doubt] for me is they still concede goals. But if they're going to concede two, they're going to score four. It could be their year this year."

 

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