Ex Chelsea player: If Liverpool don't win PL it'll be because…

Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Glenn Hoddle lauds Liverpool's weekend effort.

The Premier League title race was narrowed by one over the weekend as Chelsea seemingly knocked off one challenger - Arsenal - while Liverpool and Manchester City continued to accumulate victories.

Heralded as the neutral's favourites for the crown, the Reds netted six against Cardiff City and, while their attacking prowess is the talk of the division, their inefficiency in defence could be problematic in the final push for the top domestic honours, writes Glenn Hoddle.

"Defence is the problem for them and if Liverpool don't win the Premier League this year it will be because they concede goals," he said on Sky Sports after watching Cardiff score three on Saturday to bring Liverpool's total concessions to 38, after 30 match-days.

"They'll say that they've got players who will score more than the opposition but they've still got to play top three teams and they'll come unstuck if they play like that," the former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur attacker commented.

"To score six goals away from home is a fantastic result," Hoddle continued. "At the moment they are four points adrift of Chelsea but they've got a game in hand and at the moment they look so confident they believe they can beat anyone at this period of time, especially with that strike force."

Brendan Rodgers has the top two scorers of the Premier League at his disposal in Luis Suarez (leading the race for the golden boot with 28 goals) and Daniel Sturridge (who is second with 19).

"With Suarez and Sturridge up front - and with Steven Gerrard pulling the strings behind like he did - they are a force and they've got a chance of winning this Premier League. The key for Liverpool is keeping those front two fit because they are going to score more goals - they're telepathic and one of the best strike partnerships I've seen," concluded Hoddle.

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