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Houllier Tips Reds for Title Challenge

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Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier sees a possible winner in Jürgen Klopp’s side.

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Liverpool, as Jürgen Klopp might say, are in a good way. With 13 points from the first six matches, good enough for fourth place in the Premier League, the Reds are off to their best start since 2008-09, when Rafa Benitez led Merseyside’s finest to a second place finish. And you’d have to go back to 1894-95 to find as many goals scored in their first 8 competitive matches.

So, there’s a lot to be happy about at the moment. Indeed, the Reds are now second favorites to win the league (after the heavily favored Manchester City). Former boss Gerard Houllier, the one responsible for the historic treble winning season of 2000-2001, thinks he’s seen enough from Liverpool so far to say the Reds have a chance at the long-sought after league title.

“They’re entertaining but also really efficient,” Houllier said, “You only have to see with the number of goals they score, they have a new philosophy and I really like the coach.

“The best is yet to come. They are definitely good enough (to win the title).”

It is nice to hear all these nice things, especially as that Burnley result gets further and further behind us, but there is still the important matter of catching early title favorites Man City. That task is rather difficult when the Citizens have yet to drop a single point.

Regardless, good to hear from you Gerard. I hope you’re right.