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Paul Scholes Gives His Honest Assessment Of Liverpool's Premier League Campaign

Paul Scholes Gives His Honest Assessment Of Liverpool's Premier League Campaign

Paul Scholes thinks Premier League leaders Liverpool could win the treble this season, describing what they've done so far as "nothing other than sensational."

Jurgen Klopp's side are 22 points ahead of second place Manchester City in the league after picking up 24 wins out of a possible 25, and The Reds continue to impress in both Champions League and FA Cup competition.

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Scholes, who previously played down Liverpool's recent Club World Cup win, rarely hands out compliments to United's bitter rivals but this time, he was certainly complimentary towards Liverpool.

"What they've done so far is nothing other than sensational. They can go and win the treble, they can go the season unbeaten.." he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"Liverpool obviously will be champions of the Premier League, but they would be champions in Spain, champions in Italy, champions in Germany. They would be champions everywhere after 23 games, 22 victories, one draw.

"Liverpool are just fantastic, phenomenal, overwhelming. So we have to accept it and learn from that."

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Despite his praise towards Jurgen Klopp's current team, he still believes Manchester City 'at their peak' are better than Liverpool's current crop of players.

"No, I don't think they are." Scholes said when asked if Liverpool are better that City are their peak.

"I still think Pep's team will always play better football. Liverpool's team just get the job done."

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As mentioned earlier, Paul Scholes played down Liverpool's recent Club World Cup win and joked his badminton trophy was more significant to him.

Liverpool won the trophy out in Qatar after defeating Flamengo on Saturday night but Scholes, who won the trophy with Manchester United in 2008, wasn't exactly impressed.

"You want to win it (Club World Cup) once you're there but I don't think it was ever something we were desperate to win." he told BBC 5 Live.

"Even now if someone said to you 'What trophies did you win over the years?' I don't think we'd mention the Club World Championship."

He also went on to joke that a badminton trophy he won at a local club meant more than his Club World Cup triumph with the 'Red Devils.'

Topics: Paul Scholes, Football News, Football, Manager

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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