David Moyes doubts Liverpool’s title credentials

David Moyes doubts Liverpool’s title credentials

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David Moyes doubts Liverpool’s title credentials

David Moyes believes Liverpool are not yet ready to compete for the Premier League title, insisting previous squads he came up against were better than the current collection of players at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men made it seven wins from seven in all competitions on Saturday, defeating Southampton with a comfortable 3-0 win at Anfield. It was a rousing display from the Reds, with the result never looking in any jeopardy.

A Wesley Hoedt own goal got the ball rolling, before goals from Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah saw them wrap up the victory by half-time. It was a solid all-round display from Liverpool, who now head into a huge run of fixtures.

They face Chelsea twice, once in the League Cup before a trip to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday evening. Following that, Klopp takes his team to Napoli in the Champions League in midweek and rounds off their run with a visit from reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

It could well be a seminal moment for Liverpool, but Moyes, who was appearing on Goals on Sunday, believes they aren’t yet genuine contenders.

David Moyes

The former Toffees boss doesn’t think Liverpool will go the distance this term.

When asked if he thought they could win the league, Moyes said: “No, I don’t think so.

I think they’ve got a really good team, but you look back at teams over the years at Liverpool and they had great teams, when it was Alonso, Mascherano, Gerrard and Torres up front.

This is a good Liverpool team as well – I don’t know if it’s quite as good as that team at that time. They’re playing a good style, with forward players who are exceptional, and because of that I think they’re a real threat.”

Now, you would hardly expect a former Everton and Manchester United manager to boost Liverpool’s title claims, but it was a somewhat surprising admission from Moyes to say about a team that have won each of their first six matches in the Premier League.

Time will tell whether or not they can seriously challenge this year and the next two weeks or so will certainly give us a greater indication of the level they have progressed to under Klopp, and if they can end that long wait for a league title.

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