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Liverpool sparkle again but don’t forget the toilers behind front three | Eni Aluko


James Milner, Naby Keïta and Georginio Wijnaldum are as important to Liverpool as their attack as Klopp’s team prove again they are Manchester City’s most potent challengers

The Champions League was back this week and what a start to the competition it has been. For me the highlight was Liverpool’s late victory against Paris Saint-Germain to maintain their brilliant unbeaten start to the season.

I said in my opening column that I believed Liverpool would be the team to mount a serious title challenge to Manchester City this season. Well they’ve certainly proved that with six wins in a row, and while I understood but disagreed with Gary Neville’s comments that they should sacrifice the Champions League for the Premier League, I think it will be very difficult for Liverpool to win both in the same season. They certainly have a very strong, dynamic and now consistent starting XI but I question if they have the depth in the squad to do it, although you definitely can’t write them off after they reached the Champions League final last season with some fantastic performances. I think the only real challengers in the Premier League are Manchester City so it might come down to the head-to-head between them in a few weeks’ time.

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