Deeney says that Liverpool still have the best starting XI in the division and points to Diogo Jota as an excellent addition to their squad depth off the bench.
Speaking to TalkSport Breakfast (26/10/20 at 9:10 am), Deeney backed Liverpool’s chances and also suggested that they will dip into the transfer market in the January window to bolster their defensive options. “I would still say Liverpool.
“I still think they have got the best XI. I think now if you take one of the front three out and you add Jota to that as well then they still have goals.
“I think with what has happened to Van Dijk, they are going to have to go into the market again in January, which would only make them better.
“I think you would be foolish not to go for Liverpool.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Liverpool won the Premier League by a distance last season and are already joint-top of the Premier League on points with Everton. The Blues are only ahead on goal difference, with Liverpool having conceded 14 goals in their first six Premier League matches. Last term, Liverpool only conceded 33 goals on their way to lifting the title, which makes them already conceding almost half of that a bit of a concern for the Reds. If they lose their defensive solidity it could make it harder for them to top the table come May, given that it currently looks easier to score against Jurgen Klopp’s side.
It took until the end of February last season for Liverpool to pick up their first, but the Reds have already lost – 7-2 – to Aston Villa this season. Klopp’s team have looked open at the back, but going forward they are still frighteningly effective. Only Tottenham (16) have scored more than Liverpool (15) in the Premier League, with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane showing their quality in the final third – scoring 10 of those 15 goals between them. If they can remain consistent in front of goal and negate their defensive issues at the other end, it could take a lot to knock them off their perch and stop them from winning another title – as Deeney says.