Danny Murphy believes Liverpool would be 'popular champions' among neutral fans

Liverpool are well within reach of ending their search for a Premier League title.

The Reds built up a seven-point lead at the top of the table over Manchester City earlier this season.

However, they have faltered in recent weeks and are now one point behind Pep Guardiola’s side.

Nevertheless, they would still be ecstatic with their position.

Liverpool have won 22 of their 30 Premier League games and have lost just once.

Although they will be relying on Man City slipping up, they still have a chance of winning their first Premier League title.

They can even go ahead of Man City if they win their game against Fulham later on Sunday.

Many football fans have expressed their opposition against Liverpool winning the title.

The majority of Man United fans would rather see Man City win the league rather than Liverpool.

However, Danny Murphy doesn’t believe there is much opposition to Liverpool winning the league.

The former Liverpool player even claims that Liverpool would be ‘popular champions’ and that many neutral fans actually have a ‘soft spot’ for the club.

“There is a lot more goodwill towards Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool up and down the country than Liverpool fans realise,” he wrote in his column for the Daily Mail.

“Now I live in the south and travel to all parts of the country working, I have a broader overview, and can assure the people of Liverpool that perceptions of their city have changed, particularly with the younger generation, and the football club is admired because of what Klopp has done.

“Support among neutrals will be split between City and Liverpool because both teams play an exciting, entertaining, positive brand of football. Either would be popular champions.”

He continued: “It’s a pleasure now to hear from many, many people that they would like Liverpool to be champions again because of their amazing football.

“People who love the game enjoy Liverpool’s energy and tenacity.

“There is also the underdog element. The club haven’t won the title for 29 years and though they have spent heavily on one or two individuals such as Virgil van Dijk and Alisson, their investment is nowhere near Manchester City’s, or even United’s.

“I hear a lot of supporters telling me they wish they had Pep Guardiola or Klopp at their club.

“United supporters told me they preferred Klopp to Jose Mourinho when he was at Old Trafford, and that must have been painful for them.”

Neutral fans: what do you think? Do you want Liverpool to beat Man City to the title? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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