Jose Mourinho predicts who will win the Premier League this season

Chelsea

Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool won’t be stopped in the quest for their maiden Premier League title this season.

The Reds have been competing right at the top from the opening weeks of the campaign and their 3-1 win over Manchester City has meant that they hold an eight-point advantage over second-placed Leicester City.

As a result, they are in pole position to lift the Premier League title at the present point of time and Mourinho believes the title race is pretty much done after just 12 games into the campaign.

“If you are behind [in the title race], you have to feel like you can reach them. If you are top of the league with a big advantage, you have to feel like it is not over,” Mourinho said on Sky Sports.

“But I am not there, I’m here. And here, from my position, I think it’s done unless something dramatic happens in terms of an injury situation that breaks the team.”

Jurgen Klopp’s side surrendered a seven-point advantage over the Cityzens last season and they ended up losing out on the title by one point to the Mancunian giants.

As such, the title race is still far from done but the Reds will have learnt from the setback last term and they should show better resistance this time around as they seek to end a three-decade long wait for the English crown.

Liverpool have a relatively friendlier schedule following the international break as they don’t face any of the current top eight teams until after Christmas when Leicester City host them.