‘Thank God for Liverpool’ – Ian Holloway reveals reason he is grateful for the Reds

Former Premier League manager Ian Holloway has revealed why he is grateful of the involvement of the Reds in this season’s Premier League challenge.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were very far from eventual champions Manchester City in the 2017/18 race for the Premier League title as they merely settled for a spot in the top four.

But that was excusable because the Reds had put together a wonderful run in the Champions League where they went all the way to face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the final.

Klopp’s response to winning no silverware last season was to secure the services of players like Alisson and Fabinho, who have helped the club make big progress this term, along with the January 2018 arrival of Virgil van Dijk.

The Liverpool boss has seen his side push Manchester City to the limit in the title race this season and Ian Holloway believes the Reds were the only one standing between Guardiola’s team and some boring domination this campaign.

“Thank God for Liverpool,” he said on talkSPORT [19/05; 08:51].

“Manchester United is 32 points [off Man City] and third place Chelsea is 26 points, that’s almost like the Scottish league, isn’t it?”

“We don’t want that, but they are brilliant. ”