Graeme Souness has stated that Liverpool would send out a strong message to the rest of the Premier League should they prevent Manchester City from winning a fourth consecutive title.
The Reds have been much improved based on their performances and points return at the same stage of last year's campaign. After six matches in 2022/23 Jurgen Klopp's men trailed leaders Arsenal by six points, a gap that has been cut short to just two behind 2023/24's frontrunners Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola's men have won each of the last three Premier League campaigns since Klopp led his own group to the summit in 2019/20 without consistent challengers in that period.
Two upcoming tests away to Tottenham and Brighton should prove to be good a benchmark to assess Liverpool's title credentials, and if they go all the way Souness believes it would show top-flight clubs the title can be won without challenging City's financial might.
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"Jurgen won’t be happy that his team have conceded first in five of their eight games this season, though they have come back to win or draw, in a way that they often didn’t last season," Souness discussed in his latest column for the Daily Mail.
"But if Liverpool can break City’s grip on the title this season, what a message it would send out to everyone else that there is another way to win trophies, which does not involve having limitless funds and a Gulf state sovereign wealth fund at your disposal."
The former Reds captain and manager cited his old club's net spend under Klopp and City's same, vastly superior statisticRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk