Liverpool

Why I'm Tipping Liverpool for the Premier League Title

10ThingstoSeeSports - Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, center, celebrates with teammate Steven Gerrard, left, after he scored the third goal of the game for his side during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes, File)
Clint Hughes
Glenn HoddleFeatured ColumnistApril 18, 2014

I will be watching my old club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but we all know the title decider will most likely now be at Anfield next week—and for that reason, Anfield home advantage, I am going for Liverpool to take the title.

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Of course Liverpool look in pole position, but I am still of the opinion that the title is wide open in the sense that there might be one or two more surprises to come, to make sure it goes to the final furlong, and you still cannot rule out Manchester City and Chelsea.

It is certainly in Chelsea’s hands as well as Liverpool's because if Chelsea can win at Anfieldand they are quite capable of doing just thatthen they would take the title, more than likely.

But because the game is at Anfield, you have got to go with home advantage and you can imagine the electric atmosphere those Liverpool fans will create there.

The momentum is also with Liverpool; they have hit top form right at the run-in stage.

You have got to hand it to Brendan Rodgers. He has been absolutely brilliant to get Liverpool into position to win their title after so long.

I have got to be honest—I never thought they had the strength in depth to pull this off, and for so long they seemed far too reliant on Luis Suarez and/or Daniel Sturridge.

Clint Hughes

I am enjoying the finish to this season, but I am also looking forward to the big legends match between Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham—at least one of the London clubs has a trophy to win!

I’m technical director of this new concept Football 30, which is 15 minutes each half, and I have always felt that, like golf and tennis, there should be a competition for footballers to extend their careers.

This, and one or two other football-related projects, is the reason why I have not rushed back into football management.

I have got to be honest and admit that, at the moment, I am not missing the game, not missing being in the dugout, it's as simple as that. That doesn’t mean I have shut the door on management.

Even last week I was quite tempted by a very good offer at a very good club, and I have had many, many offers recently.

I might even be tempted to manage abroad but so far have turned down numerous very impressive positions all over the world. Maybe I might take up the possibility of returning to Monaco where I played under the management of Arsene Wenger.

First of all I have to find something that excites me; I have to be motivated. Of course, I would have taken the Spurs job until the season ends because the club is in my blood, in my DNA, and I would not have turned my back on helping them and never would, even if they need a sounding board or some advice.

 

Glenn Hoddle is technical director of Football 30 where 80 of the greatest legends from Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham taking part in Elite Legends Cup at Brisbane Road on May 18.

Paolo Di Canio, Iain Dowie, Alan Devonshire, Teddy Sheringham, Ossie Ardiles, Ricky Villa, Danny Murphy, Darren Anderton, Franco Zola, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Martin Keown, Niall Quinn, Paul Merson, Alan Smith, John Jensen, Kenny Sansom and Ian Wright are among the multitude of top stars participating.

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