Xherdan Shaqiri has warned Premier League title rivals that Liverpool will be in the race until the very end, reports Goal.
Before the start of the season, Jurgen Klopp’s side were tipped to challenge for the crown for the first time in years.
The German coach has been developing a team capable of winning top honours, and so far they have maintained that status.
The Merseyside outfit currently sit second in the table, two points adrift of Manchester City, and they are yet to lose a game in the top flight.
After earning a 3-0 victory over Watford on Saturday, Shaqiri told Goal that he and his teammates must not focus on their rivals, but only on themselves.
“We’re going to be there until the end! We don’t have to look to Man City, we just have to look to ourselves and try to give our good performance on the pitch and win games, that’s the most important thing. Every game has its own history and we have to look game to game and not look where we’re staying at the end of the season.”
The former Stoke City star is saying all of the right things, and it makes perfect sense to just focus on the job Liverpool have to do, but they need more to help them win the title.
Unfortunately for Klopp and his men, Pep Guardiola’s City side look to be in even better shape than they were last season, and their best player Kevin De Bruyne has been missing for most of it.
As Shaqiri mentioned, all Liverpool can do is win their games, but they will need a big slice of luck to stop City in their tracks.
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Fighting talk is all well and good, but judging on performances, Guardiola’s team will not be too worried about the Reds’ threat.
Having said that, considering that Liverpool are still winning despite playing relatively lacklustre suggests that City should not relax.