Manchester United legend Gary Neville admits he is ‘worried’ Liverpool could win the Premier League but says the Reds must sacrifice the Champions League to bolster their hopes.
Liverpool have won all four of their opening fixtures in the league this season, conceding just once along the way.
The Reds look set to be Manchester City’s closest challengers this term with Manchester United already six points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men.
However, though Neville admits it’s one of the best Liverpool teams he’s seen, he believes the Reds need a clear run to win the title for the first time since 1990.
“The Champions League — if I was Liverpool, I would kick it into touch,’ Neville said.
“I know that’s very hard to do but if they could go into February, March, April without it, I think they could have a real chance if they had free weeks.
“Why? I think their method is exhausting for the front three [Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino].”
Liverpool reached the Champions League final in May but lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine.
The Reds finished fourth in the Premier League, 25 points behind winners Manchester City.
Klopp’s side face their most difficult test of the season so far on Saturday when they travel to Wembley to take on Tottenham.