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Danny Murphy compares Liverpool to Chelsea, highlights one major difference

By Dominic Toner

Danny Murphy believes that Liverpool’s squad is far inferior to the Premier League runaway leaders Chelsea.

Antonio Conte’s side are currently on top of the league table and are strong favourites to win the title.

They have benefited from not competing in Europe this season and have an extremely strong squad, with the likes of Willian and Cesc Fabregas regulars on the bench.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have also had no European distraction this season, but manager Jurgen Klopp has struggled with the depth of his squad.

He has been forced to use James Milner as a left-back this season, while Lucas has filled in as an emergency centre-back in recent games.

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Ex-Reds midfielder claims that the Liverpool squad is not currently good enough and they are far behind rivals Chelsea.

“You look at the Liverpool bench compared to Chelsea,” Murphy told talkSPORT. “I was at the Chelsea game at the weekend and they had Willian coming on, (Nemanja) Matic coming on,. John Terry on the bench, and I was thinking Conte can’t wait to get in the Champions League so he can start giving them a chance.

“Liverpool have got a young kid on the bench and (Divock) Origi, players not proven. They are playing a centre midfielder at centre-half. The squad is not good enough, it’s as simple as that”

Liverpool’s torrid 2017 continued on Monday night when they suffered a 3-1 defeat away to Leicester.

The Merseyside club thought they had turned a corner after being Tottenham 2-0 recently, but are back at square one after another loss to a team outside of the top six.

The Reds have won just once in their last seven league games and face a tough battle to make up ground for a top four spot.

Klopp’s side were regarded as main title contenders earlier in the season when their side were playing their best football, but the size of the squad has now caught up on them.

In other Liverpool news, Jamie Carragher believes the club’s senior player was found out against Leicester.

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