Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has said that Liverpool still have some way to go if they are to match Manchester City’s achievements.
Although Scholes admits that Jurgen Klopp’s side could easily finish the season unbeaten and win the treble, he doesn’t think they are playing a brand of football which is as attractive as Guardiola’s team over the past two seasons:
“No, I don’t think they are [better than City]. I still think Pep’s team will always play better football. This Liverpool team gets the job done, I don’t think it’s always the prettiest they just get the job done and there’s no fuss about it.”
It is an interesting debate to have. Does the fact that the Reds have only lost once in thirteen months automatically mean they are better than a side who won the league with 100 points, and followed that up by winning four domestic trophies?
If Liverpool do indeed finish the season with 100+ points, and win both the FA Cup and the Champions League, then the argument could be made they have achieved more than City, but as Scholes says, results are not everything, and the style of play does play a role in how you are remembered down the line.