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EPL 2016-17: Ryan Giggs scared of what Liverpool could achieve this season under Jurgen Klopp

Sumedh Pande
890   //    29 Oct 2016, 11:19 IST
ZAGREB, CROATIA - OCTOBER 21: Ryan Giggs looks on during the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour - by UniCredit press conference at UniCredit Head Quoters on October 21, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
Ryan Giggs parted ways with Manchester United after Jose Mourinho took over

Liverpool have been flying high this season as the Reds sit joint top of the Premier League table after a brilliant start to the new campaign. Many critics have adjudged Liverpool as title contenders this season as Jurgen Klopp's bandwagon has claimed victories against Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City. The Reds' fine run of form has got former Manchester United player and interim manager, Ryan Giggs worried as the Welshman sees this season as a special one for Liverpool.

Ryan Giggs has involved in innumerable ties between the two great rivals over the years as the 42-year-old won a record 13 league titles during his illustrious career with Manchester United and is their most decorated player of all time. Giggs was recently rumored to be in the race for Swansea's managerial post but was rejected at the interview stage as the Swans opted for Bob Bradley.

On Liverpool's brilliant start under Klopp, Giggs said, "The prospect of Liverpool winning the league for the first time since 1990, they would not expect me to say anything other than it fills me with dread. A long time ago they challenged United to come back when we had won it 18 times. Twenty years later United had raised the bar to 20 and no-one on my side wants to see it swing back the other way."

Lack of goalscorer will hurt the Reds 

In his daily column for the Daily Telegraph, Giggs also stated that he thinks that Liverpool lacks a potent frontman that can lead to them to a league title after 27 long years."What they lack is a goalscorer who might get them 20 goals in a season and while Sadio Mane or Daniel Sturridge might prove me wrong, you do need one of those in a title-winning team. All the recent champions have had one: Jamie Vardy, Diego Costa, Yaya Toure and Robin Van Persie. At the other end, I do not think they have a goalkeeper who is among the top players in that position in the league, although that could change over time. "

Also read: EPL 2016/17: Daniel Sturridge to Arsenal: A move that makes perfect sense for the Gunners and Sturridge   

Earlier after the recent international break, Ryan Giggs had criticised Daniel Sturridge over his lacklustre performance for the Three Lions as he analysed that the Liverpool striker dropped too deep at times to receive the ball for England. Sturridge will look to start against Liverpool's fixture against Crystal Palace tonight after a match-winning brace against Spurs in the EFL Cup.

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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