"That bit of hunger" - Jermaine Jenas on Liverpool's title hopes

Former Premier League footballer Jermaine Jenas has given his verdict on whether Liverpool can challenge for the 2022-23 Premier League title.

The Reds finished one-point behind champions Manchester City last season.

Jenas believes that the pain of the 2021-22 campaign will inspire Liverpool to compete for the title this season.

He further added that he can see the club's younger players contributing a lot more over the next 10 months.

As quoted by AW's Twitter account, Jenas told BBC Sport the following: "I was thinking about (Sadio) Mane going and he is a massive loss - they have lost one of the best players in the Premier League. But it freshens their team up and they don't have anything to worry about squad-wise.

"I can see Liverpool's younger players like Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones contributing a lot more this season, and they have got the best defence in the league.

"As good as Liverpool's season was last time, they suffered quite a lot of pain as well towards the end and that kind of stuff fires you up for the new season. We saw it happen after they just missed out to City in 2018-19 and they came out absolutely flying.

"This time, I think those memories of missing out on the title and losing the Champions League final will be clear in the mind of these players as well. That bit of hunger might be the thing that gets them over the line."

Anfield Watch Verdict

We completely agree with Jenas' opinion. This Liverpool side won't accept finishing in second-place. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is a winner.

That particular trait can be seen within his team. There is a reason why Liverpool have won six major trophies under the guidance of the German.

So, we fully expect the Reds to give their absolute best and challenge for the Premier League title this season.

We wish Klopp and his team all the very best ahead of the new campaign. Strap yourselves in for the ride.

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