“Fenway has no money, but we will still win the league!”

Liverpool fans could be heard sing that hilarious chant as their beloved team raced to a 3-0 win in Leeds.

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Liverpool look bad so must be seen as title contenders

With Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City spending a lot of money over the summer, Liverpool only made one commitment to make many feel like Jurgen Klopp’s men were left behind in the title race.

But not everyone feels that way. Noel Gallagher, a die-hard Man City fan who doesn’t need a second invite to show off Liverpool, is very careful.

“How anyone counts Liverpool out of this title race is a joke. They are one of the three best teams in Europe, no question about it, ”he told talkSPORT. “When they start, they are very difficult to stop.”

The Premier League table currently suggests that Liverpool are very competitive as they are in the group of early clocks in third place.

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Liverpool have won three times and drawn once in their first four league games this season

A win against Crystal Palace on Saturday, live on talkSPORT 2, will bring Liverpool to the top, while Everton, Man United and Chelsea (who also have ten points) will perform later this weekend.

Aside from the second half of last season, the Premier League summit is a place Liverpool have grown used to over the past few seasons.

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Just over a year ago, they had won the title with seven games remaining, and the vast majority of the title-winning squad is still on Anfield now.

Virgil van Dijk, now back from his cruciate ligament injury last season, has restored calm to Liverpool’s defense and that has had an impact across the pitch.

Van Dijk sustained the injury in October and returned in July

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Van Dijk sustained the injury in October and returned in July

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, who were far from the levels they had reached in the past two seasons, can move forward at will, knowing they have cover behind them.

Part of that coverage is taken over by Fabinho, who spent much of last season as a center-back, but Van Dijk’s return and Ibrahima Konate signing mean the Brazilian can focus fully on being brilliant in midfield this season.

Fabinho forms a strong partnership in midfield with Thiago Alcantara, who has now also arrived at Liverpool. The couple haven’t lost in the nine league games they started together.

Fabinho and Thiago have won eight and drawn once in the nine league games they started together

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Fabinho and Thiago have won eight and drawn once in the nine league games they started together

And it has also brought Liverpool back to its old self. Mohamed Salah deserves a special mention with four goals in all competitions this season.

“Liverpool are good enough to win football games and if that means they stay consistent in all competitions, they can,” John Barnes told talkSPORT.

“Not to say that you can win anything now, except this Premier League, as Romelu Lukaku joins Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo joins Manchester United…

“In the last two years before last season it was always Man City and Liverpool. If Liverpool had all been fit last season I think it would have been between them and Man City.

Salah scored his 100th goal in the Premier League last weekend and is set to score many more this season

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Salah scored his 100th goal in the Premier League last weekend and is set to score many more this season

“Liverpool don’t mind everyone talking about Chelsea and Manchester United because the expectations of Liverpool are still there.”

So once you get past the circus of a Ronaldo return or Jack Grealish in the sky blue of Man City, you realize that Liverpool are still a hell of a good team.

But being excluded from the title race is something Klopp and Co. are happy with.

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