Steve McManaman played for two of the most successful clubs in Europe: Liverpool and Real Madrid, and therefore has an expansive knowledge of what it takes to lift a trophy.
The Bootle-born winger won the
FA Cup and the League Cup as a Red, and won La Liga twice and the
Champions League twice as a Merengue.
The 36-year-old believes
he has seen enough from Liverpool this season to convince him that they
have an "outstanding" chance of lifting the Premier League crown in May.
it this way," he told the club's official website. "I will be over the
moon if Stevie [Gerrard] and Carra [Carragher] have got their hands on
that trophy in May and I honestly believe they have an outstanding
chance of doing it.
"People go on about them being ready
to collapse but I just don't see it. Over the last three months, they
have looked incredibly strong and have played the best football out of
the top three. All Chelsea seem to be doing is be chugging along."
continued: "Prior to last weekend, Manchester United had been poor in a
number of games and hadn't been scoring too many goals. Can you say the
same about Liverpool? No. Never mind what happened against Stoke.
got the best player in the country in Gerrard and the best
centre-forward in the country in Fernando Torres. He has been missing
and if he comes back firing on all cylinders, what's stopping them?
"Pressure? That's nonsense," he claimed. "There's no pressure for Stevie – he's played in two European Cup finals.
there any pressure for the Spanish lads who played in the Euro 2008
final? The games they have got coming up are like getting out of bed in
Steve McManaman is the most decorated Englishman in terms of medals won outside of England.
playing for Liverpool, he was regarded as one of the finest dribblers
of the football, and provided a century of assists for his team-mates.
Alan Dawson, Goal.com