After their 2-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday, Liverpool temporarily moved up to second place in the Premier League table with 16 points from seven games.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have put a disappointing defeat away at Burnley in August firmly behind them, going seven games unbeaten since.
That run now includes a current five-game winning streak in all competitions, but more importantly, it’s pushed them up the Premier League standings and to within two points of leaders Manchester City ahead of their clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Things are looking positive for Klopp and his side currently, and Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas didn’t have to think too long over whether or not the Reds could challenge for the title this season.
Neither of the former stars seemed to doubt Liverpool’s chances this year as they delivered short and sharp answers when asked if the Merseyside giants are ready to launch a title bid, as seen in the video below.
Given that we’re just seven games into the campaign, it might be a little too soon to start making predictions as there is such a long way to go. Nevertheless, Liverpool are certainly making an early statement with their current form and will be fancied by many to be in contention come May.
While there are no doubts over their attacking prowess, the statistic that will be of concern is the fact that they’ve conceded 10 goals in seven games, the worst record of the top 10 sides at the time of writing with the remaining weekend fixtures yet to be played.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) October 1, 2016