Harry Redknapp Says Liverpool Should Be Handed The Premier League Trophy Now
Harry Redknapp reckons that Liverpool's eight point gap is already enough for them to guarantee the title, saying Jurgen Klopp's side might as well be given the trophy now.
Last season Liverpool came within two points of winning their first ever Premier League title but already this season they look like more likely champions, thanks to their irrepressible form and Manchester City's two losses already.
Speaking to the Mirror, Redknapp claimed the trophy was as good as Liverpool's saying, "Liverpool (will be champions). Give them the trophy now. Absolutely, I'm so sure they will win it now. They are eight points clear and playing well.
"If Manchester City were playing great then maybe not - but they have lost two games. They have lost to Wolves at home which everyone thought was an absolute certainty and they got beat at Norwich. Norwich recently got beat 5-1 by Aston Villa at home.
"So they have lost two games that they usually wouldn't. They haven't even played the tough games yet, they have got them to come. I can't see Man City doing it this year."
However Redknapp doesn't believe that City will end the season empty handed though and has backed Pep Guardiola's side to swap trophies with Liverpool and win the Champions League, saying, "I think if they are going to win anything this year, it will be the Champions League.
"This is their year. They want to win that. Liverpool will want to win the Premier League, they've won the Champions League. Now they want to win the league. And I think that is what we will see this year."
In past seasons Liverpool would have had one of their toughest tasks this weekend with a trip to Old Trafford to face fierce rivals Manchester United, however it doesn't look like much of a task this season.
The Red Devils have been poor and are currently 15 points behind Klopp's team and just two points clear of the relegation zone.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team will be without Paul Pogba and David de Gea whilst Anthony Martial, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw all remain doubts.
This weekend isn't likely to prove Redknapp wrong.