EPL 2016/17: Liverpool best in England now, says Ian Rush
Liverpool supporters have plenty to smile about at the moment with the Reds level on points with Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League this season. Liverpool also remain unbeaten in their past eight English Premier League games.
Klopp’s team have won seven games and have drawn two so far; their only defeat of the season coming at the hands of Burnley at Turf Moor. After ten games, Liverpool have garnered 23 points, which is also their 3rd best start to a Premier League season.
Liverpool better than anyone else, says Rush
The Merseyside club have also been ruthless in front of goal and scored 24 goals so far. Liverpool legend Ian Rush believes that the Reds are currently the best football team in the England and are worthy title contenders.
“We always look like we are going to score, and that’s exciting,” told the Welshman speaking to TODAY at Suntec City during the LFC World exhibition.
“It’s not going to be easy, but I am looking forward to it. I think at the moment we are playing better than anyone; there’s no reason we can’t do that.
“I think come around Christmas, if they are still in the same position then, yeah, probably.”
Rush is impressed with Klopp
Rush, who is the club's all-time top goalscorer and now works as an ambassador for the club, firmly believes that Jurgen Klopp’s tactics have helped Liverpool become better than they were last season.
“I’ve been very impressed,” said Rush about the German manager. “He’s been fantastic, he’s got the players playing well. I think all we are looking at is to try and keep it tight at the back, now that we are scoring goals, he knows what the problem is and he’s addressing that at the moment.”
“People do get injured and it gives them an extra few days to get fit for the league games; we have to use it to our advantage.”
The German is currently in charge of his first complete season with the club since replacing Brendan Rodgers last year. The German has quickly hit the ground running with the club and managed to take the Reds to two cup finals last season, including a Europa League final which they lost to Spanish club Sevilla.
Klopp’s high-octane press has brought cheer amongst Liverpool fans and also praise from many pundits and football experts.
Liverpool next face Watford at Anfield on Sunday in the Premier League.