Hansen moment? Savage says Liverpool won't win title with Jordan Rossiter in the team

Robbie Savage says Liverpool have no time to integrate young players if they want to be successful.

Robbie Savage has told Breathe Sport that Liverpool have no time to integrate young players if they want to be successful.

The pundit explained that he feels Liverpool must go full throttle now by picking their strongest side if they want to capitalise on an open Premier League.

And this sadly, in his opinion, means picking experienced players, with Savage turning his attention to Jordan Rossiter, who has featured in both the Premier League and Europa League this season.

He said: "They've not got time for that (picking youngsters). Are you going to win the league with Rossiter in the team? I can't see it.

"I'm not having a go at Rossiter, he might be a good player, and needs a chance but there's one opportunity for Liverpool to finish in top four this year, if your going to out kids in the team now, there's too much risk."

Savage went onto add that he was still confident Chelsea will finish in the top four despite their woeful start to the campaign, currently in 16th place and four points below Liverpool, who are in 10th.

Liverpool are unlikely to win the title in any case this season regardless of who they pick, but in the future Savage's Rossiter comments could come back to haunt him.

Ex-Red Alan Hansen famously told Match of the Day back in 1995 Manchester United could not win anything with kids, after an opening day defeat to Aston Villa, before the Red Devils humiliated him by lifting the trophy the same season.

Rossiter may well go onto prove Savage wrong in a similar way one day, and looking at Jurgen Klopp's track record of bringing through young talent, he will probably disregard the former Derby and Blackburn midfielder's advice.

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