By Alex Taylor
Tottenham legend Jermaine Jenas believes Liverpool will challenge for the Premier League title this season.
Jenus, 33, played 200 times for Spurs and now works as a pundit for BBC Sport.
The former White Hart Lane star has watched on this season as the Reds have picked up 10 points from their first five games in the Premier League.
“They’ve been outstanding,” Jenas told BBC Radio 5 live. “To win this league you do need to beat the teams in and around you. That’s coming to Chelsea, going to Arsenal and putting in the performance they did at Spurs.
“That tells me that this Liverpool squad are now ready to challenge for the title.”
Tottenham have already defeated Chelsea, Leicester and Arsenal this season as well as picking up a crucial point against Tottenham.
Despite a shocking 2-0 loss to Burnley in August, Jurgen Klopp’s side have enjoyed a near perfect start to their domestic campaign.
Liverpool have never won the Premier League but have 18 First division titles to their name, last winning a league medal in the 1989-90 season.
Strong performances from Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and James Milner have helped guide Klopp’s side to seven points from their last three games.
The Anfield outfit now be looking to move even further up the table as they face Hull and Swansea before a crunch clash against Manchester United in mid-October.