Peter Crouch’s words: It’s too early to cut Liverpool out of the Premier League title candidates this season
Chelsea is still in first place in the Premier League standings for the 2021/2022 season. The Blues lead the standings with 30 points from 13 matches, despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United on Sunday (11/28/2021).
Under Chelsea, defending champions Manchester City trailed with a value of 29. Or only one point below it. Meanwhile, Liverpool are in third place with 28 points.
However, the competition in the Premier League is still going to be tight and fierce because there are 25 games left. Especially the contenders for champions other than Chelsea.
Liverpool cannot be ignored, because this team has the same potential to win the title at the end of the season. Although currently two points behind Chelsea, the Reds can really catch up.
This was stated by former Liverpool player, Peter Crouch. He considered Liverpool still a serious challenger to Chelsea and other teams to hunt for the Premier League title.
“There was an interesting dynamic in the title race at the start of the season. Liverpool have always been around these days and to say they’ve been forgotten is wrong, but everyone’s eyes seem to be looking elsewhere,” Crouch wrote in his column for the Daily Mail. .
Problems at the Beginning of the Year
However, Liverpool’s steps will be tested when entering the beginning of 2022 later. Or enter in January because a number of his players appeared in the Africa Cup of Nations
The departure of these two players is considered to be disturbing the appearance of Jurgen Klopp’s troops.
Every point counts and Klopp knows that the Africa Cup of Nations represents a problem in the front areas.”
“Apart from missing a game, coming back from Cameroon after taking part in such a tournament and going straight into a grueling match is no easy feat,” said Peter Crouch.
Liverpool appeared very impressive after the international break. Jurgen Klopp’s side won 4-0 against Arsenal and Southampton in the Premier League.
Mohamed Salah and colleagues also managed to beat Porto with a score of 2-0 last week. The result made Liverpool maintain their 100 percent record in the Champions League.
“If Liverpool sign Erling Haaland then they will be everyone’s favorite at the start of the season. But they didn’t, so they weren’t considered favourites.”
Often compared to Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo turns out to be more concerned with his physical form
Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has revealed the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Although he has never played for a team, Peter Crouch has felt competition with Ronaldo when the Portugal national team player was still strengthening Manchester United.
As reported by Marca , Peter Crouch said Cristiano Ronaldo never cared about his game on the pitch when compared to Messi. You see, Ronaldo only cares about his physical form.
Peter Crouch himself got the story from his England teammate, Rio Ferdinand. Rio himself did strengthen Manchester United when Cristiano Ronaldo had a career in that team.
“Other Manchester United players might tease Ronaldo, however Messi plays better than you, Ronaldo will answer, “Ah yes but Messi doesn’t have this physicality.”
Until now, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the most phenomenal football players in the world. Both players have both collected 11 titles.
Despite failing to win at Euro 2020, Ronaldo is still able to become the top scorer at the age of 36. Meanwhile, Messi won the 2021 Copa America in Brazil some time ago.
Ronaldo’s goal score is also not kidding. He was able to become the top scorer in Serie A last season with 29 goals. Even though Ronaldo is not young anymore.
CR7 stays at Juventus
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has signaled that he will stay at Juventus. This happened after he returned to training with the Juventus squad in Vinovo.
Juventus are currently still waiting for the physical recovery of Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala. Both of them may not play when Juventus join the Berlusconi trophy.