After getting brushed aside by Chelsea in their first showdown against a big four side, Man City manager Mark Hughes has decided to try a different tactic this time around, and that includes showering his next big four opponent with loads of praise for their recent play. He believes that Liverpool are genuine title contenders that will be vying for the title until the last day of the season. That should boost Liverpool’s ego a bit!
“Liverpool have been a top four side for a number of years now. They have a huge history of winning trophies,” he said. “I sense that this season they will have a real go at trying to win the Premier League.
“Liverpool have had a great start. They look confident, strong and assured. They will run the top teams very close. It is a big test for us as they are playing exceptionally well at the moment.
“Hopefully we will be in a position to cause them problems as we have some good players in key areas of the park.” (The Times Online)
Liverpool really have been top of the class in the Premier League to this point. It still remains to be seen how they handle mid-level clubs in the future (their one weakness), but if the win last week at Goodison was any indication of their quality for the rest of the year, Liverpool supporters could be in for a successful season.
What do Liverpool supporters think? Is Hughes correct in tabbing your club as genuine title contenders this season?