Joe Gomez’s damage is a ‘nightmare’ for Liverpool that has blown the Premier League title race huge open, believes Jamie O’Hara.
The defending champions discover themselves with out their two greatest central defenders, with Gomez reportedly set to hitch Virgil van Dijk on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.
And former Tottenham midfielder O’Hara believes the Reds’ enormous double blow on the again has given his previous membership and Leicester City a preventing probability of mounting a problem.
Liverpool slipped from the highest of the desk over the weekend, as their 1-1 draw with Man City meant each Spurs and Leicester leaped above them, with the Foxes holding a one-point lead on the summit.
And O’Hara believes the Liverpool/Man City domination of the previous three seasons could possibly be damaged, claiming it’s now a five-horse race for the trophy this time period.
“It’s an absolute nightmare for Liverpool,” O’Hara stated on Thursday’s talkSPORT Breakfast after information of Gomez’s damage in England coaching.
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“You’ve acquired to really feel for them, dropping Van Dijk as nicely; that’s their two greatest centre-halves out now.
“It simply makes it even more durable. Even with Van Dijk out, they nonetheless had Gomez and Fabinho and regarded actually sturdy, however now you are taking Gomez out of it, it’s going to be actually troublesome for them.
“It utterly opens the entire league up.
“If anybody goes to win the league this season you’ve actually acquired to have a perception now. You’ve acquired to go, ‘in case you’re we’re truly ever going to catch this Liverpool facet, as a result of they dominated final season, it must be now.’
“It’s not a two-horse race in my view, it’s greater than that.
“Spurs are in there, it’s a must to put Chelsea within the there and Leicester, too.
“They’re all enjoying unbelievable, if Leicester can hold their workforce match and hold [Jamie] Vardy match they’ve acquired an opportunity.
“Tottenham have arguably acquired one of the best front-three in the meanwhile with Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son who’re simply unbelievable.
“The Premier League title is huge open this season.”