Paul Merson rates Liverpool’s chances of matching Arsenal’s Invincibles this season

first_imgPaul Merson doubts Liverpool can go all the way through the season unbeaten (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson believes there’s no chance Liverpool will follow in the footsteps of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ by remaining unbeaten throughout the Premier League season but hailed their ‘ridiculous’ 17-match winning streak.Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are storming ahead at the top of the table having won their opening eight matches, opening up an eight-point gap on nearest title rivals Manchester City.Liverpool required a stoppage time penalty from James Milner – controversially won by Sadio Mane – to down Leicester 2-1 at the weekend and Merson believes there were signs that they will struggle to maintain this unbeaten run, despite having City’s record of 18 straight wins in their sights. Paul Merson rates Liverpool’s chances of matching Arsenal’s Invincibles this season Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Oct 2019 11:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link244Shares Advertisement Pep Guardiola’s side are already playing catch up (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)‘I’ve said before that this side is not getting beat by any side in the bottom half and Manchester City have been beaten by two teams in the bottom half already,’ he added.‘They’ve got the points on the board and can afford a slip here or there. Manchester City could beat Liverpool twice now and it wouldn’t make a difference. It’s all in their hands now.‘I don’t want to say it’s Liverpool’s title to throw away because there’s a long way to go.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘No-one has ever won the league in eight football matches, but if they keep on doing what they are doing, it’s going to be hard for anybody else to catch them.‘The players had the title snatched from them last year. It was taken away from them after Man City won 14 straight football matches and Vincent Kompany stuck one in the top corner from 30 yards.‘Liverpool know things can happen. This Manchester City team can get on a roll and reel off 10 on the trot so there’s a long, long way to go.’Will Liverpool go the Premier League season unbeaten?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Liverpool are ‘too far ahead for everybody else’ in the Premier League, says Arsene WengerMORE: How much it will cost Manchester United to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaercenter_img Will Jurgen Klopp’s men falter? (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)‘Liverpool won’t go unbeaten, not a chance,’ former Arsenal midfielder Merson told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘What Arsenal did all those years ago, that’s some going. What Liverpool are doing, winning all these games on the trot, though, is ridiculous.‘They weren’t great the other day. When Leicester got to 1-1, they looked like the team that might nick it, even though Liverpool didn’t deserve to lose.‘For 70-odd minutes they were the better team, but they just kept on going and you have to get some breaks every now and again.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘No-one is going to look back on October 5 and remember the penalty, but that spot-kick could’ve been a massive, massive goal.‘When you win league titles, everybody forgets about what happens in October and November.‘Everybody just thinks about what happened in April or May, but the penalty could be massive in the context of the title race.’Merson wouldn’t go as far as to say the title race is already over, but he certainly thinks it’s Liverpool’s to lose. Comment Advertisementlast_img

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