Defender Joel Matip is adamant that Liverpool can beat any group within the Premier League in the event that they play to their potential and expects a good race for the title.
The Reds ran away with the spoils in 2019-2020 earlier than Manchester Metropolis regained their crown final time period. The 2 golf equipment are anticipated to tussle for the trophy in 2021-2022 though Manchester United and Chelsea may need a say in proceedings. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues sit on the prime of the standings, with the Anfield giants one level and one place under.
Metropolis and Manchester United full the highest 4 in what’s a congested prime half of the desk at current. Liverpool are the one unbeaten team in the Premier League this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s males drew 2-2 with Metropolis final Sunday. It appeared as if Mohamed Salah’s wonder strike may see the factors keep on Merseyside.
However Kevin de Bruyne’s deflected late equaliser gave Metropolis a degree they deserved from a high quality encounter. The outcome might nicely echo what may occur in the course of the season, with many pundits predicting it would go right down to the wire.
Matip agrees however believes Liverpool would be the group to beat if they will keep their present requirements.
“I feel we’re in good condition and we don’t need to be afraid of any group, however we’ve got to play our soccer 100 per cent,” he instructed Liverpool FC Magazine.
“It will likely be an intense and fascinating season and we’ve got a very good group. If we play at our 100 per cent degree, we are able to beat everybody.”
Matip relieved to have Anfield full
Liverpool seemed on observe to defend the title final season earlier than falling away badly after the flip of the yr. There have been no followers to carry them when instances acquired tough and solely a late-season rally noticed them qualify for the Champions League.
And Matip is aware of how necessary it’s to have the stadium packed to the rafters.
“Taking part in in empty stadiums is one thing totally different,” he added. “After all it’s nonetheless soccer, nevertheless it feels totally different.
“It feels extra like soccer when the supporters are there. It provides us further energy. It’s nice being again in our stadium enjoying house Premier League video games and attempting to make the very best out of getting our followers again.”