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Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has claimed that Reds fans should be concerned about Manchester United’s rise after the latest round of results.
Since Liverpool’s resounding 7-0 win at Crystal Palace, they have lost points to West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United in their previous two matches.
Manchester United, on the other hand, looked flat against Wolves on Tuesday night, but did enough to score all three points.
As a result, they are behind the Champions League by just three points, with one game in hand.
Nicol told ESPN that Liverpool fans should be ‘concerned‘with Manchester United at the moment because they are scoring points without always attracting attention.
“You look at Liverpool’s result today, and yesterday’s Man Utd result, the performance of a team that dominated the game today, should have won very, very comfortably, but nevertheless, finish with no points and then you have a team in United. on the rails they practically did not deserve “, Nicol told ESPN.
“There is no way they deserve to win this game, but they end up winning and getting three points. So that has to be a concern.
“At the end of the day Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp will look at themselves, try not to look away and just get the job done. But you have to worry about United because regardless of how they play now they are getting wins. “
In fact, this is a crazy season where the best teams easily lose points, and this makes for an open title race. The likes of Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea can come back strong in the race if they can pull off a winning run.
Manchester United are undefeated in their last nine Premier League games, although they have not always been dominant on the pitch. If they can bring in one or two good players in January, they can have a real shot at the title.
That said, Liverpool are still the favorites to retain the title, regardless of their injury issues. With players like Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back in shape, Jurgen Klopp will have more options to choose from.
The Reds are at the top of the table, but they still have a lot of work to do. Nicol is right that they need to focus on themselves. Road form is a concern at the moment, and they need to improve that record. Also, hiring a top-tier defender could be a priority, especially with Joel Matip injured.