Emile Heskey: 'In the long run, Man City's poor start could have already cost them the league'
- Ex-Red believes it's unlikely that City will overtake the Reds in the title race.
- However, at any stage Guardiola's side can crank up the pressure.
- So no 'hesitation' or 'taking foot of the gas' is allowed for Liverpool.
- Heskey also feels that the Reds bagging ugly wins - is certainly a good sign.
Ex-Liverpool player Emile Heskey believes that should the Reds remain focused, no Liverpool's rough patches nor ugly performances will help Guardiola to snatch the Premier League crown from under the Klopp's lads noses.
"In the long run, Man City's poor start could have already cost them the league, but that will only happen if Liverpool take their foot off the gas," Heskey told bwin as cited by Mirror.
"Liverpool have given themselves a great start, so even if they hit a rough patch, it will only see City getting closer to them, rather than overtaking them.
"The key for Liverpool is to focus on themselves, rather than how far ahead they are from anyone else.
"At any given stage, City can crank the pressure up and go unbeaten for games on end, so Liverpool need to make sure they don't get hesitant at any stage."
Liverpool have attained the perfect 8 out 8 wins score at the start of the campaign despite producing a rather unconvincing display in several clashes, as it was the case against Chelsea and Sheffield United.
However, this precisely could be the Reds' advantage, as per Heskey.
He added: "Liverpool have already proven that they can win ugly, which should see them finally lift the Premier League. Last season they only lost one game, but they drew too much.
"This season, they've already won a few scrappy games that they would have drawn last season."
8-point lead, 24 points gained, the biggest-ever gap between the first and second place after 8 games - it's all in the Reds hands indeed. As it's always been.
Oh, record-breaking 17 consecutive Premier League, which impresses Klopp in particular.