Liverpool legends on their title prospects this season
It has been almost three decades since Liverpool managed to win the Premier League, and fans of the Merseyside club are gearing up in hope and expectation once again. Some legends of the club like Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and others have opened up on Liverpool's prospects of winning the league. Here is what they had to say.
What did the legends say regarding the pressure?
In their interview with Sportsmail, the Liverpool legends have spoken on how well the players are dealing with the pressure of fighting for the league title. Everyone agreed that there is not much pressure, and these talks have surfaced only after Manchester City leveled points with Liverpool. Owen said that players don't feel the pressure in the moment, but only in retrospect.
Regarding the fall from the top in 1996-97
Robbie Fowler was clear that Liverpool did not manage to handle the fall from first to fourth spot on the league table so well, and added that it becomes difficult to think about the future in football. Jason McAteer said he still remembers the losses against Coventry and Wimbledon, the two matches Liverpool should have won. McManaman admitted that their side lacked quality.
On the importance of Anfield during their run for glory
Anfield has been a stadium where opponents have nightmares playing in, considering the amount of support and chants that ring throughout the stadium for the home team. Owen urged fans to back the players completely and advised them to "be as noisy as possible". Alan Kennedy praised the attitude of this team under Klopp, which has been on the top from early on.
What did the legends say regarding how to move forward?
McManaman said that his only concern is that the Liverpool players need to stay fit to be able to support their team in this part of the season, which he believes to be the toughest. He seemed concerned about the many injuries haunting Liverpool players this season. Michael Owen insists there is a long way to go before making any prediction.