Former Liverpool player Jan Molby has suggested that the Reds will struggle to get back to the heights of last season.
Molby doubts whether Liverpool will ever get into as good a position as they were last season, when it comes to potentially winning the Premier League in the modern era.
“We are included in that (group of teams chasing the top four) and it's just a case of who finds their form first. I don't think we will ever see a Liverpool season like we saw last season, but I still think there is more to come from this squad,” Molby is quoted by the Daily Mail.
Liverpool have been inconsistent over the early part of the season, as Brendan Rodgers has been forced to deal with various injuries as well as a growing fixture list, which present challenges the side didn’t have last season.
Chelsea and Manchester City look the most likely sides to compete for the Premier League title with Liverpool, Arsenal, Southampton, Spurs, West Ham and Manchester United all in the group just below them in the title.
If, as Molby suggests, it’s about sides finding their form heading into a busy winter period, then the Reds will benefit from the League Cup win against Swansea City last night.
Liverpool face a Newcastle United side this weekend fresh off of a win against Tottenham Hotspur and they will present a difficult challenge, as the Reds search for three points in the Premier League.
It’s then time to focus on the Champions League with an important away game at Real Madrid, where Liverpool need to take something if they don’t want to see their chances of reaching the last 16 left hanging by a thread.
Momentum and form are what Molby believes will aid his old club, but he doesn’t think it will be enough to help them claw back Chelsea and Manchester city who have started to gallop off over the horizon.