Former Liverpool player and manager Roy Evans believes that the new look side under Kenny Dalglish has all the qualities to win a 19th Premier League title this season and that no one should be writing the side off.
It has been 21 long years since Anfield witnessed a league title but feels that a win against Manchester United at the weekend should put them in a position to move forward. Liverpool are currently in fifth spot with a gap of six points having lost two of their four away games.
“You have got to believe you can win it. There’s no point being in it if you don’t think you can win it, certainly at Liverpool’s level, that’s where you’ve got to be. You’ve got to have in your mind that, if you went on a bit of a run, you have got a chance.
The former Red added:
“We’ve got to keep progressing. We could do it this year, never write Liverpool off.
Saturday will mark one year in charge for owner John W Henry, a man Evan’s believes has had a huge impact on the club over the last 12 months.
“There’s still plenty of football to go. Liverpool play Manchester United on Saturday at Anfield and, if we beat them, it will set them back a little bit and give us lots of confidence. Liverpool are going the right way, they are going forward, and I think it’s been a fantastic year under John Henry.”
Whilst Evans feels a title can be won by Liverpool this season he adds that getting into the top four should be the top target, with Henry having already suggested it would be disastrous if they do not make it, the pressure is on for this new look Anfield squad to turn pressure into points. Evan’s does feel that with Arsenal not looking good this season, there is a space for grabs.
“Manchester United look strong and Manchester City are progressing but a few of the others seem to have dropped away. Arsenal don’t seem to be what they were and Tottenham are just starting to find their feet after a slow start. If we can get ourselves in that top four where we should be, that will be great progress.”