Luis Suarez says he can’t imagine Liverpool allowing their eight point lead at the top of the Premier League table slip this season.
The Reds are flying high in the league as they hunt for their first title since 1990, having narrowly missed out last season by a point to Manchester City last year.
They are currently eight points clear of Leicester , nine points up the road from City and already have 17 more points that fifth placed Sheffield United.
But former Reds striker Suarez believes Jurgen Klopp’s men are well-placed to end their Premier League hoodoo and lift the trophy at the end of the season.
“[Winning the Premier League] is difficult because the season is very long,” Suarez told ESPN FC. “But they have a nice advantage at the moment and with this current Liverpool side, it’s complicated [to imagine] them letting that slip. But we all know how football is.
“They had a similar advantage at one stage last season and, in the end, Manchester City won the league.”
Barcelona hit man Suarez is well versed in Liverpool title challenges – having been a key member of the Merseyside club’s charge in the 2012/13 campaign.
The Uruguayan plucked 31 goals to lift the Golden Boot, but that didn’t translate to collective silverware as Brendan Rodgers’ troops ended up two points adrift of City.
“We were close to winning the league at Liverpool with young players,” Suarez said.
“We almost managed it without the budget they have today. Given everything Liverpool are now, to have won it then would have had more merit.”
Suarez left Liverpool to join Barca for £65million after that near-miss, where he has since stayed.
But the now 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of next season, with a switch to the MLS strongly mooted.
Suarez said” “MLS is a competition which has grown a lot in the last few years and you can see that with the young players that have moved there in the last two years, above all the South Americans.
“That shows that the league wants to grow and not just bring in players of a certain age that are going to retire there. They look for that mix to make the league better.
“I have a contract with Barca and I am very happy here. In the future you never know, it’s an attractive league.
“Given that I have been lucky to have had success at the top level for a long time, what I would look out for [next] is stability for my family and the well-being of my children. They would all make the decision along with me and the United States is a nice possibility.”