Former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has insisted there’s still more to come from Jurgen Klopp’s men this season, who have defied the odds to still be contending for four silverwares.
Klopp won’t give up the fight for silverware this season, says Johnson.
The Reds look like serious title contenders and are in impressive form. They’ve lost just one top-flight game this term – a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham back in September – and have rescued more points from losing positions than any other Premier League side.
And with the Anfield heavyweights also still in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Europa League, Johnson insists it’s all to play for. “This is what Liverpool do,” said the former defender.
“The reason they’re top of the Premier League at the moment is that they’ve been winning games despite not playing great in a number of matches. A sign of a team that’s going to win things is a side that can win when they’re playing badly and that’s what they’ve had to do at times this season.
“They’ve not really peaked and they’re still winning games, so they’ve clearly got more to come. Strange things have happened, but I don’t believe they will win all four trophies because the number of games they’ll have to play is so demanding. But is it possible? Absolutely.”
Darwin Nunez will be looking to impress against Bournemouth on Sunday, with injured Mohamed Salah still away on international duty at the African Cup of Nations with Egypt.
The Uruguayan was an £85million signing from Portuguese giants Benfica back in the summer of 2022. But he’s struggled to hit top gear and has managed a modest 23 goals in 72 appearances for Liverpool.
Glen Johnson had a solid spell with Liverpool between 2009 and 2015, and played more games for the Reds than any other team in his career
Johnson, however, reckons the 24-year-old still brings plenty to the table.
“I really like him and I always have done,” he added.
“He’s always a threat and I love watching him play because he’s fun, wears his heart on his sleeve and brings passion to the game.
“I’m more worried about strikers who’re not a threat, but I don’t worry for Nunez because he’s always a threat. He may miss a few chances but he’s always dangerous and for him to be doing what he’s doing so early in his Premier League career, I believe he has a lot more to give.”