Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Liverpool Can Make Premier League Title Challenge

Liverpool can make a challenge for the Premier League title, according to Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn.

The Reds have made an impressive start to the season and currently sit in second place in the division after seven games.

And, after Brendan Rodgers' side comfortably beat Premier League new-boys Crystal Palace this weekend, Quinn has backed the Merseyside outfit for a title challenge.

Speaking on Sky Sports Saturday Night Football Match Choice, Quinn said: "When you've got a team like Liverpool that have made this great start and finished last season quite well - I think it's one Premier League loss in 15 - you'd have to say Liverpool fans can start thinking about challenging for the title again. "

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez were both on the scoresheet in Liverpool's 3-1 victory this past weekend and Quinn believes the pair will be key for the club's success this season.

He continued by saying: "With these strikers and if they prevent goals from going in the other end, Liverpool can challenge for the title.

"Any good Liverpool team has always had great centre forwards. If you look back there was Keegan, Dalglish, Rush, Aldridge - they all got 20 goals plus and that's the secret.

"Here you've got two players that could possibly do that, you still believe between them they could go on and achieve that.

"Now Brendan Rodgers will play it down, but at that end of the pitch everything looks great for Liverpool and others are coming in to as well.

"The likes of Jordan Henderson are much more mature now, they know more about it and [Steven] Gerrard still has so much to offer.

Quinn also believes Rodgers' new goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will be key to the Reds' campaign.

"I think it will possibly boil down to Simon Mignolet and the season he has, because he's been brilliant up to now but, overall, there are lots of positive signs for Liverpool."

The Reds will be hoping their fine run of form continues after the international break as they travel to St James Park to take on Newcastle United in their next fixture.

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