Liverpool fans react on Twitter as Paul Merson plays down prospect of Premier League unbeaten season

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

The Reds are eight points clear at the top of the league table and early favourites for the title to head to Anfield next summer.

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to hit out at Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson following his comments in which he said there's "not a chance" that the Reds will go unbeaten in the Premier League this season (Sky Sports News).

Jurgen Klopp's charges head into the October international break having won their first eight Premier League games in a row which, combined with Manchester City's shaky start - by their high standards anyway - has put the Anfield outfit eight points clear at the top of the table.

 

 

So far, only two teams have remained unbeaten during an entire league season in English football history: Preston North End in 1888-89 - indeed they were also unbeaten in cup competition - and Merson's former club Arsenal, who won the 2003-04 Premier League title unbeaten in their 38 fixtures.

"Liverpool won't go unbeaten, not a chance," Merson wrote on the Sky Sports News website. "What Arsenal did all those years ago, that's some going. What Liverpool are doing, winning all these games on the trot, though, is ridiculous.

"They weren't great the other day. When Leicester got to 1-1, they looked like the team that might nick it, even though Liverpool didn't deserve to lose. For 70-odd minutes they were the better team, but they just kept on going and you have to get some breaks every now and again."

Up next for Liverpool is the trip to 12th-placed Manchester United on Sunday 20 October after the international break.

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