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Mohamed Sissoko rates Liverpool’s title hopes in the Premier League

Mohamed Sissoko, Liverpool
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The Reds are eighth in the standings and nine points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, albeit with a game in hand.

Liverpool can still launch a title challenge for this season, according to Mohamed Sissoko.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have finished inside the top two in three of the last four seasons, won the title in 2019/20, and came within a solitary point of beating Manchester City to the crown last term.

The start of the current campaign, however, has been difficult. Liverpool have won only twice in six games. They are nine points off the top of the Premier League table and eight points adrift of second-placed City.

Can Liverpool still compete for the title?

“For sure [they can still challenge], because the league is not over,” Sissoko, who played for Liverpool between 2005 and 2008, told Stats Perform about his old club’s title hopes.

“I think step by step, I think Klopp is going to [do] a good job to start to win [matches] and start to [bring back] confidence.

“When you start the season it depends on injuries, it depends on which players go, which players come in. Those adaptations are not easy but I’m 100 per cent happy with this team.

“Sadio Mane unfortunately left. He was one of the best players but I think the new players are doing well.

“Step by step, once the injured [players] come back, I think Liverpool can fight with that other [teams], for sure.”

Liverpool will play Brighton on Saturday for their first game back from the international break.