Robbie Fowler’s view on Liverpool’s potential PL title chances this season is spot on

What a summer it has been for Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp has splashed the cash like never before, with Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker all accepting the first of what will surely be many massive Klopp bear hugs.

It is the signing of Alisson, however, that is exciting the Anfield faithful the most.

Liverpool only went and made the Brazilian number 1 the most expensive goalkeeper in the world, shelling out an eye-watering £67 million as Klopp took a massive step towards solving a problem area that has plagued his team for years.

Now, having made the Champions League final only a few months ago, there is real optimism on the red half of Merseyside that this freshly assembled side are capable of finally clinching the holy grail that is the Premier League title.

With Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah all set to terrorise opposition defences once again and a further settled Virgil van Dijk running the show at the back, you certainly wouldn’t put it past them.

However, Liverpool cult hero Robbie Fowler is yet to join Liverpool fans on cloud nine after the raft of impressive signings, keeping his feet firmly planted on the ground when it comes to the Red’s title chances.

Fowler was asked for his honest opinion on whether or not Liverpool can really challenge for the tile in an interview with the Liverpool Echo, and honest is exactly what they got.

“I’m thrilled at Liverpool’s spending during the summer, bringing in Alisson, Fabinho, and Naby Keita,” said the man modestly known as “God” on the Anfield terraces.

“But City finished 25 points clear of Liverpool when they won the Premier League title in May. It would take a huge swing to turn that round,

“So I don’t think anyone associated with Liverpool can come out and say: ‘Yes, we’re going to win the Premier League’ with any great confidence.

“I believe they will put more pressure on City, but Liverpool are still playing catch-up. It’s the same for every other team in the Premier League.”

While Fowler’s comments might bring some Liverpool fans scorching back down to earth with a rather painful thud, you can’t argue the fact that he’s got it absolutely right.

City were simply unstoppable last season, and while their summer transfer activity has been quiet by their usual standards, it is hard to see where Klopp’s side are going to make up those 25 points.

You can be sure Liverpool will be right up there and are going to be mighty exciting this season, but title winners?

Maybe not just yet.