Harry Redknapp says Liverpool should be handed the Premier League trophy now

Harry Redknapp thinks Pep Guardiola and Man City will lose out on the PL title this season

Liverpool have enjoyed a perfect start to the Premier League season.

While their performances on the pitch have not been pristine, Jurgen Klopp's efficient machine have gained maximum points from their first eight games.

Wins at home to Arsenal and away at Chelsea have been the major scalps claimed so far, with an away trip to bitter rivals Manchester United coming up on Sunday.

With David de Gea and Paul Pogba ruled out of the game, Liverpool will be strong favourites to claim their ninth consecutive win of the campaign.

If they do, they will maintain their eight-point lead over Manchester City, a sizeable advantage so early in the Premier League season.

Klopp during the 2-1 win over Leicester

However, despite their lead, Liverpool fans are reluctant to label themselves as the favourites for the title, but one man believes they should already be handed the trophy: Harry Redknapp.

Speaking to the Mirror, Redknapp believes 2019/20 will finally be the Reds' year.

He said: " Liverpool (will be champions). Give them the trophy now. Absolutely, I'm so sure they will win it now. They are eight points clear and playing well.

"If Manchester City were playing great then maybe not - but they have lost two games. They have lost to Wolves at home which everyone thought was an absolute certainty and they got beat at Norwich. Norwich recently got beat 5-1 by Aston Villa at home.

"So they have lost two games that they usually wouldn't. They haven't even played the tough games yet, they have got them to come. I can't see Man City doing it this year."

Guardiola during the 2-0 loss to Wolves

Redknapp believes Pep Guardiola and City will prioritise the Champions League season, the one competition they are yet to win under the Spaniard's rule.

"I think if they are going to win anything this year, it will be the Champions League," Redknapp added.

"This is their year. They want to win that. Liverpool will want to win the Premier League, they've won the Champions League. Now they want to win the league. And I think that is what we will see this year."

Guardiola has been adamant in the past that he values the Premier League crown higher than that of the Champions League.

But if he wants to further cement his legacy in footballing folklore, winning Europe's most prestigious honour once again must be his priority.

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