- Roy Keane believes Merseyside club Liverpool still stand a pole position of reclaiming the EPL title this season
- Liverpool are currently placed third on the charts with 17 points from eight matches
- The Reds missed out on a glorious chance to move top after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Man City
Man United legend Roy Keane has backed Liverpool to beat Man City to the Premier League title this season.
Liverpool currently occupy third place with 17 points after eight rounds of matches, two points off Leicester City who sit top.
The Reds missed out on a glorious chance to go to the of the charts following their 1-1 draw against Man City on Sunday, November 8, at Etihad Stadium.
Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool's opener before Gabriel Jesus equalised for the home side to hand a draw for City.
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Despite the disappointing result, Keane believes the Merseyside club are the title favourites.
According to the United legend, Jürgen Klopp's men have shown intent to recapture the domestic crown for the second consecutive season.
"We know about Liverpool’s quality, but I look at the body language and mind-set and hunger of teams who have won the league, and I see that so much in this Liverpool team," Metro UK quoted Keane saying.
"I still think it’s going to take a lot to stop this team. I know they’re not at their best, they’re grinding out results," he continued.
The reigning champions are scheduled to take on league leaders Leicester on Saturday, November 21, after the international break.
The result will potentially determine who takes the top slot on the summit after match week nine.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Roy Keane has slammed Manchester City defender Kyle Walker for his tackle on Sadio Mane which gave Liverpool a penalty in a Premier League tie.
Manchester City were on Sunday, November 8, forced to a 1-1 draw by reigning Premier League champions Liverpool in what was a tough battle between these two sides.
Mohamed Salah scored the first goal of the encounter via a penalty after Kyle Walked tripped Sadio Mane in the box in which the referee had no choice than to give a spot-kick.
However, Brazilian footballer, Gabriel Jesus restored parity for Manchester City before the half time break at the Etihad stadium.
Belgian midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne had the chance to score the winner for Manchester City in the second half, but he missed the penalty which could have given the Citizens the three maximum points.
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