Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy says he believes the Reds have already sewn up the title despite the season having yet to reach the halfway stage.
The BBC pundit cannot see where his former club would be able to squander such a commanding lead over their title rivals, Leicester City and Manchester City:
“I think it [the title race] is done. Is anyone capable of winning three of four games if Liverpool lose three or four? They’ve got to lose four, really, and the other teams have to win while they lose.”
“I think it’s done. I don’t think Leicester have got the capability of winning games continually until the end of the season. There’s a resilience there [at Liverpool].”
It is a bold claim from Murphy, and while Liverpool do have a ten-point advantage over Leicester, and are fourteen points ahead of City, manager Jurgen Klopp will not want any complacency.
The Merseysiders have a very intense fixture schedule over the next month, and they are likely to drop a few points. A lot may depend on their injury situation.
Currently, Klopp has just two fit centre-backs in Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, with the likes of Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip on the sidelines. With Fabinho also out of contention due to an ankle injury, they will be stressed to the limit over the coming weeks.