Liverpool’s chances of finally winning the Premier League after 30 years are as high as Prime Minister Boris Johnson getting Brexit done, which is “no more than probably”, according to Karren Brady. The undefeated Reds are proving to be the absolute favourites of finishing first this season but the title race is in no way over as there are still a number of factors Jurgen Klopp and his players should take into account.
Liverpool’s chances of a first league title in 30 years are about the same as Boris Johnson getting Brexit done or Lionel Messi winning the 2020 Ballon d’Or
Brady claims it is still too early to predict the absolute favourite as the Merseysiders’ 11-point lead over their strongest rivals Manchester City, who are in third place behind Leicester, “could melt as fast as ice on the lake”.
Liverpool are no strangers to title heartbreaks as Brendan Rodgers’ side gave away a substantial lead to City in the final stages of the 2013-2014 season and failed to end their Premier League hoodoo.
And even then the Reds’ attack, led by Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, was more clinical than Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino this term.
Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle also enjoyed a 12-point lead over Manchester United in the 1995-1996 campaign only to finish second on the last day of the season.
Liverpool as likely to win Premier League as Boris Johnson sorting out Brexit, says Karren Brady
Brady added that Klopp can’t afford any notable injuries as most vacated positions have been filled in by James Milner and that shows there isn’t much depth on the bench.
If a player like Virgil van Dijk gets injured then the Premier League leaders will lack important solutions and may suffer the same defensive problems as City who are without a standout centre-back following Vincent Company’s departure and Aymeric Laporte’s injury.
Baroness Brady claims all of the aforementioned issues make Liverpool’s title chances as likely as Johnson getting Brexit over the line.
The PM has failed to keep his “do or die” pledge of completing Britain’s departure from the EU on October 31 even though he claimed he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask for an extension.
Johnson is still facing an uphill battle in his bid of getting Brexit done by January 31 as much will be decided by the upcoming general election result.
Brady wrote in her column at The Sun: “Liverpool’s chances of a first league title in 30 years are about the same as Boris Johnson getting Brexit done or Lionel Messi winning the 2020 Ballon d’Or.
“Which means no more than probably.
“To begin with, we aren’t even at Christmas yet. And with the season barely a third of the way through, those 11 points could melt as fast as ice on the lake.
“Without the Dutchman [Van Dijk] for a couple of months, a dreaded occurrence for manager Klopp, Liverpool would surely be in the same difficulties being felt by City at centre-back.
“Liverpool themselves learned then about failing to capitalise on gaping leads.
“Make no mistake about it, Pep’s City will chase their arch-rivals to the tape — and possibly Leicester will, too.
“A bigger test than either, though, will be how to overcome the pressure of the 30-year void.”