Roy Hodgson gave his old club Liverpool an early Christmas present with Crystal Palace‘s unexpected win at the Etihad. Manchester City‘s stunning misfortune sent Liverpool four points clear but Roy Hodgson believes there are still a lot of surprises to come.
Crystal Palace’s 3-2 triumph over Pep Guardiola side at Selhurst Park on Saturday implies Liverpool who beat Wolves 2-0 on Friday moved toward the halfway point of the season with a four-point advantage at the top of the Premier League log.
Jürgen Klopp‘s team are the only undefeated Premier League side and on the off chance that they remain so in the wake of visiting Manchester City on the 3rd of January a first league title since 1990 will be in their sights. With Chelsea also dropping points at home to visiting Leicester City, prompting Maurizio Sarri to concede that catching the table-toppers will impossible, though Hodgson echoed his opinion that Liverpool slip-up is inevitable.
I don’t think Pep Guardiola will be too concerned about a four-point gap with 20 games left to play,” said Hodgson, who was Liverpool manager in 2010-11.
“One of those is going to be against Liverpool, but even without that game, the chances are that Liverpool will go somewhere and something like this will happen. Someone will beat them against the odds, there is a long way to go yet and there will be an upset somewhere along the line.
“I am sure the only disappointment for Pep will be having so much of the ball and being able to buzz around our final third as much as they were able to do without creating as many chances as they would have liked.
“But I would like to think he will give Crystal Palace a bit of credit for that. His side were able to ask a lot of questions but we managed to come up with the answers.”