Liverpool are ‘on course’ to emulate Arsenal’s Invincibles, says Wenger
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Liverpool have developed a fearlessness about them and are ‘on course’ to go the entirety of the Premier League season unbeaten. Wenger achieved that feat with Arsenal when his Invincibles side went through the 2003-04 season without defeat and he believes Liverpool are capable of emulating them.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have opened up a significant 13-point gap at the top of the Premier League and have only dropped points at Manchester United, drawing 1-1 with their rivals back in October.
In recent weeks, Liverpool have been described as an unstoppable force who look destined to secure their first league title in 30 years. Wenger is convinced no one will be able to deny Liverpool and has anointed them as Premier League champions already.‘They were close last year and they are still on course to go unbeaten now,’ the Frenchman told beIN SPORTS.
‘But I think what Liverpool is expecting at the moment is just to win the Premier League and that is the first target for such a football city.
‘To stay for 30 years without winning the Premier League…nobody would have predicted that.‘That is their main target and I think they are on a good run and on a good course to achieving that this season because their main opponent is quite far away already.’
Liverpool managed to blow a 10-point lead last season as Manchester City clawed their back to win the title race, but Wenger feels that Klopp’s side have an edge about them this term. He added: ‘You look at the number of goals they score and the number of goals they concede. They are very good,’ he added. ‘They play intelligent football, their players make intelligent decisions on the pitch.‘My experience, when you play the whole season unbeaten, is that they accumulated the belief that if they just continue to play they will win the game.
‘That is very difficult to get in the team because you need a special run to do that and to get the fear of losing out of the team. It’s something that is very important and they have that at the moment.’ Thierry Henry echoed Wenger’s sentiments prior to Liverpool’s 4-0 Boxing Day win at Leicester, saying: ‘I think that the team can stay unbeaten, and it will be who’s going to beat them first, because I think they have won the league already.’
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