Former Reds goalkeeper Pepe Reina says it was “unbelievable” that Liverpool finished last season with 97 points and didn’t win the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s side came agonisingly close to ending their long wait for the coveted league trophy in May but were beaten to the punch by Manchester City.
Reina made 394 appearances for Liverpool and was a firm fan favourite by the time he left the club in 2014.
And the 36-year-old has backed his former side to push on and win the league this coming season.
“To make 97 points and to arrive second is just disgraceful! It’s unbelievable. What else can you do to be champions?” Reina said, as quoted by the Mirror.
“Credit to Manchester City also because they won their last 15 or 16 games, which is unbelievable.
“It’s about time Liverpool won the league They’ve been working really well in the last four years since Jurgen came to the club.
“Manchester United will be there, Chelsea will grow, and Arsenal will come back. It’s a competitive league, but I would say it will be a close fight between City and Liverpool.”
Reina also declared himself to be a big fan of current Reds No.1 Alisson Becker, saying: “Alisson is one of the best in the world as he has demonstrated since the beginning which is not easy in the Premier League.
“The performances he has put in have been excellent and the way Liverpool play suits Alisson.
“He will only become better and better because he has the right quality, the right attitude, and the experience of one year already in the bank.”
The Spaniard had briefly been linked with a move back to Anfield before Liverpool wrapped up a free transfer deal for Adrian.