Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool are the “complete puzzle” who will not let go their chance of claimimg a first Premier League title.
The Reds moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League after defeating Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield.
No team has started better in the top division than Liverpool this season, with their 34 points from 12 games matching Manchester City during the 2017-18 campaign.
The Liverpool side of 1990/91 did not go on to win the title, but Mourinho believes Jurgen Klopp’s team will end their 30-year wait to be crowned champions.
He said: “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.
“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.
“But I think the team is a complete puzzle. I feel the way they play is adapted to the qualities of the players.
“City are capable of winning seven, eight, nine matches in a row, but I can’t see how Liverpool can lose this advantage of nine points to them.”