Liverpool named as Europe’s best team by Man City rival Rodri

  • Liverpool named as Europe’s best team by Man City rival Rodri

Liverpool named as Europe’s best team by Man City rival Rodri

"I think Liverpool will do it, I would like Liverpool to do it because Jurgen Klopp deserves it and the club deserves it".

Maximum points have been taken from eight games, with a run of successive victories in the English top-flight stretched to 17 matches.

Jurgen Klopp's side have begun the new season in impressive form, winning eight consecutive league fixtures to open up an eight-point advantage at the top of the Premier League.

They have recovered from similar positions in the past to claim the crown, but Kirkland believes 30 years of pain are coming to an end at Anfield.

City have Crystal Palace up next and you wouldn't expect Palace's attack to expose that ramshackle defence too much, but they've done it before and you never know with Roy Hodgson's men.

"I think with City's injury problems they've got at the back, [Aymeric] Laporte is a huge miss, Vincent Kompany is a massive miss for them".

"When he first came in he didn't make any signings, and that just instilled a level of confidence in the players that the manager was trusting people to do what they're capable of, rather than just replace them straight away; which is so often the case in a new management tenure". Can you see us losing four or five games this season? The Brazil global stepped up his recovery last week when he returned to full training alongside the rest of the senior Liverpool squad.

Last weekend's defeat at Wolves leaves Man City with a significant gap to close heading into the global break, as they bid to win a third successive league title under Pep Guardiola's guidance this season.

Kirkland believes that mark will be hit, adding: "What a place to do it".

They have a tough fixture list after the worldwide break, as they face Manchester United away and host Tottenham at Anfield in their next two league matches.

"The way we go forward, the way we defend, we're solid all over the pitch".