Football journalist Raphael Honigstein assesses LFC chances to beat city to PL silverware
- Honigstein claims the Pep's side will have to drop their level of play significantly for Liverpool to keep hopes for the title
- The Reds must sort out results vs middle-level teams to chase City to the very end
"They need City to drop down a level or two to get anywhere near them, and then get to a point where they can grind out results against lesser opposition. It has been a problem for Klopp's team, especially without someone like Coutinho who can open the lock at times.
"It's interesting from a footballing sense, whether they can take that kind of explosiveness on the transition that works so wonderfully well against the big teams, especially in Europe, and make it work on an everyday basis against some of the more defensive sides. That is the key question.
"The club and the manager realise that now is the time. Maybe another year they may have said: 'OK let's wait, let this team grow, give them another chance.' But some of the fans, and some of the key players in that side would say: 'We don't have time to wait!'
"Now is the time to win stuff, now is the time to go for it, and luckily he has owners that really want to back him in that."
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