Former Premier League star, Jamie Redknapp has insisted that “crazy injuries” could still prevent Liverpool from winning the league title this season despite their crucial victory over Manchester City.
Liverpool defeated the defending champions 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday to maintain their unbeaten record and move eight points clear at the top of the table.
Goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane saw Jurgen Klopp’s side beat the Citizens, despite Bernardo Silva’s late strike and City creating a number of chances.
Redknapp admitted title is now Liverpool’s to lose but added that the Reds could still falter if the squad is hit by a number of injuries.
“It is Liverpool’s to lose,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail.
“I said that last month, after Manchester City lost 2-0 at home to Wolves and they beat Leicester 2-1, and yesterday’s victory at Anfield only reinforced my beliefs.
“Nine points is a big gap. Barring any crazy injuries, Liverpool are well on their way to being crowned champions, with Jordan Henderson the man who would lift the trophy come May.
“It feels as if the force is with Liverpool, and the player I am most pleased for is their captain, Jordan Henderson.
“The third goal killed Sunday’s contest and it was a sublime cross from the 29-year-old midfielder, making his 250th Premier League appearance for the Reds, that set it up.
“Claudio Bravo did not know whether to come or go. In the end, City’s stand-in goalkeeper wound up under Henderson’s cross, and Mane applied the finishing touch with his head.
“Job done. Henderson made that ball look easy, and it came two weeks after he scored a vital equaliser in their 2-1 win over Tottenham.
“The England midfielder was always going to have difficulty in winning everyone over, because he is not Steven Gerrard.
“But Liverpool’s current skipper, who led them to victory in the Champions League last season, is performing brilliantly for his team.
“He answers every question asked of him.”
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