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Kenny Dalglish names the biggest threat to Liverpool winning the Premier League, it's not Man City or Arsenal

Kenny Dalglish names the biggest threat to Liverpool winning the Premier League, it's not Man City or Arsenal

Dalglish has given his thoughts.

Kenny Dalglish has named what he believes could be the biggest threat to Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season - and it's not Manchester City or Arsenal.

Liverpool are searching for their first top division title in four years, having lifted the trophy in the 2019/20 season.

That season, Jurgen Klopp's side broke a domestic record by winning the title with seven games to spare.

This time around, though, things are much closer. While Liverpool currently lead the way with 60 points from 26 games, Manchester City are just a point behind. Arsenal, meanwhile, are another point further back in third place.

The Reds have only tasted defeat twice this season - a controversial 2-1 loss to Spurs in October and a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal last month.

But Klopp's side, in the German's final season as manager, have since bounced back by winning their last three Premier League games, as well as the Carabao Cup by beating Chelsea 1-0 in the final.

Liverpool had five players aged 21 or under on the pitch at full-time at Wembley due to injuries, and started six academy graduates during their 3-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday.

Lewis Koumas scored on his senior debut, while Jayden Danns - who had made his first two senior appearances in the week prior - came off the bench to score his first two goals at senior level.

And it is the amount of injuries - coupled with the pressure on young players to perform consistently during the current packed run of fixtures - which Dalglish believes could be the main threat to Liverpool winning this season's Premier League title.

The Liverpool legend told the No Tippy Tappy Football podcast: "The biggest threat to Liverpool could be injuries.

"For me, Arsenal have got to go to Manchester and play Man City, which is a big game.

"I don't know why people think Arsenal haven't got a vested interest and a threat. Of course they're a threat. They're a threat because they deserve to be a threat.

"There is a lot of water still to pass under the bridge, and if Arsenal are starting to get their players back that have been injured, and [Liverpool] are starting to lose ours, then it could be vital.


"Man City obviously will be right in the thick of it.

"It's fantastic that we've got three teams as good, and as great quality, as those three challenging for position and the title. You don't get that in too many countries, do you?"

Liverpool are next in Premier League action on Saturday, when the Reds travel to Nottingham Forest. City host Manchester United in the Manchester derby on Sunday, while Arsenal have an away fixture against bottom-placed Sheffield United on Monday.

Featured Image Credit: Getty / No Tippy Tappy Football

Topics: Liverpool, Premier League, Manchester City, Arsenal