Former Manchester City defender Nedhum Onuoha thinks no one could have anticipated the form Liverpool have displayed this season.
Liverpool are currently the leagues runaway leaders, sitting pretty in top spot with a 16-point lead AND a game in hand.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have had the best start to a season in any of Europe’s top five leagues with the Reds on course to smash the 100-point barrier come the end of the season.
Manchester City on the other hand, have been left in the dust by their title rivals. Dropping more points in their last six games than Liverpool have all season, Pep Guardiola’s men know whilst it isn’t mathematically impossible - it would take something spectacular to prevent the title heading to Anfield.
Speaking to Andy Hodgson on Love Sport Radio, ex-City defender Nedhum Onuoha thinks Liverpool have been an unstoppable force this season regardless of City’s hit & miss form.
“I still think they (City) are only maybe nine or ten points away from where they would have been if they had a good start to the season, I think just the mere fact that Liverpool aren’t dropping any points is the biggest statement in itself as City could have been playing at their peak and still could have been a significant distance behind Liverpool anyway.”
“They’ve only dropped two points all season as we head into February, that’s insane. I don’t think it’s something you would ever expect from another side, it’s almost impossible to compete against.”
Liverpool remain undefeated so far this campaign, and many believe Klopp’s side have what it takes to go the distance without a loss. Onuoha revealed he has his eye on game in particular where Liverpool’s run could come to an end; “The only game that I would look at between now and the end of the season where people might believe they could get beat is away to City. That’s the only one that I can see, all the other ones - they seem to just steam roll over teams.”
Onuoha has credited the Redmen’s ability to pick up three points even when they aren’t playing well, something that is always a staple of a title winning team.
“They don’t always necessarily play well, but they always find a way to win. Prime example is the game against Wolves last week, they weren’t playing well in the second half but they go on and get the result as that’s just what they do.”
“I think if they were to lose a game, I think it would be after they’ve already sealed the title as they might change their views to other competitions at that point but I can’t see it to be honest.”
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