Football: Liverpool on course for top four finish, says former star Gary McAllister

Former Liverpool footballers Gary McAllister, Luis Garcia and Ian Rush attending LFC World, presented by Standard Chartered Bank, at Suntec City West Atrium on Nov 3, 2016. ST
Former Liverpool footballers Gary McAllister, Luis Garcia and Ian Rush attending LFC World, presented by Standard Chartered Bank, at Suntec City West Atrium on Nov 3, 2016. STPHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Liverpool have thrilled fans this season with an attacking and vibrant style of football. They are level on points with English Premier League leaders Manchester City after 10 games, and are joint-top scorers in the league.

Their form has Gary McAllister, who played for the Reds from 2000 to 2002, confident that his former team can mount a legitimate title challenge this season.

The 51-year-old Scotsman said: "They're playing good attacking football, playing with confidence. I'd say top three or four is a certainty, given their form."

The last time the Reds finished in the top three was in the 2013-2014 season when they finished runners-up and two points behind champions Manchester City.

In a press conference with the media and public, McAllister also spoke about his admiration for former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, whom he listed as the best footballer he had ever played with.

McAllister, who won five titles during his spell at Anfield, is in town with former Reds stars Ian Rush and Luis Garcia for LFC World, essentially an exhibition which aims to bring the club closer to its fans from around the world.

Located at Suntec City's West Atrium, the exhibits include autographed Liverpool jerseys and the fabled Champions League trophy, which Liverpool got to keep after winning the competition for the fifth time in 2005.

Fans can also take a virtual tour of Anfield by slipping on virtual reality glasses, or test their penalty-taking skills against a robotic goalkeeper.

The Singapore exhibition ends on Sunday (Nov 6).