Former Chelsea and Arsenal player Cesc Fabregas says Liverpool are battling against “one of the finest teams in the previous few years” in Manchester City.
Cesc Fabregas has complimented the “wonderful” work Jurgen Klopp has done at Liverpool as he also provided his judgement on the Premier League championship competition between the Reds and Manchester City.
Liverpool came to within a point of Pep Guardiola’s side with a 2-0 win against Everton in the Merseyside derby.
Andy Robertson gave the Reds the lead on the hour mark, before Divock Origi headed home to secure the win.
Following City’s impressive 5-1 win over Watford on Saturday, the Reds knew they had to bounce back to put the pressure on their rivals moving into the last five games of the season.
Both clubs picked up maximum points in midweek as the Citizens overcame Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool smashed Manchester United.
With City one point ahead in the fight for the championship, Liverpool will be hoping they can pounce if Guardiola’s side drop any more points between now and the end of the campaign.
Despite now lying below City in the table, former Chelsea player Fabregas says that it must be “very thrilling” to be a Liverpool supporter.
He said: “Even though they are playing against one of the finest teams in the previous several years (Man City), it must be so thrilling being a Liverpool supporter the last couple of years.
What Klopp has built around the club is truly wonderful, and you can sense the enthusiasm in every game.”
It is reasonable to say Klopp has done a tremendous job at Anfield since taking charge from Brendan Rodgers in November 2015.
The 54-year-old has a 61.3 percent win percentage after winning 228 of his 372 games in charge.
In his debut season, Klopp led the Reds to the Europa League final but ended up falling to a loss against Sevilla.
He proceeded to develop Liverpool and made a series of astute acquisitions that made them rivals for the Premier League championship in 2018/19.
Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Djik, Allison and Sadio Mane were amongst others to come through the door as Liverpool pushed City all the way for the top-flight crown.
Although the Reds almost lost out on a first title in 30 years, they went on to win the Champions League during the same season after beating Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool went one further in the league the following year, finishing 18 points above City to win the title.
However, the Reds battled with injuries and form in 2020/21 and finished up in third while being knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-final.
This season, the Reds might be on pace to win the quadruple, having already captured the Carabao Cup and being in the League Cup, Champions League and vying for the league crown.
Klopp’s team are next in action when they play Villarreal on Wednesday evening.