Paul Ince says Liverpool’s Premier League title nerves could be setting in early, if an old Sir Alex Ferguson theory is anything to go by.
That gap could have been extended to seven had they beat Leicester at Anfield on Wednesday, only for a Harry Maguire goal on the stroke of half-time to told them to a 1-1 draw.
That game followed on from a topsy-turvy 4-3 win over Crystal Palace , and Ince has questioned the mettle of the Reds’ squad as they look to end the club’s 29-year league title drought.
Why speaking about title nerves on BT Sport, Ince – who won two league titles under Ferguson before later representing Liverpool between 1997 and 1999 – said: “Sir Alex always said that it was March.
“When it comes to March, that’s when it gets to that business end of the season.
“But I’m kind of worried about Liverpool because it’s not even in March yet and I’m seeing signs, there, that they do look a bit nervous.”
Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock then put it to Ince that the nerves on show against Leicester were simply because going seven points clear would have been such a landmark moment.
“It’s never over til it’s over,” Ince replied.
“I know what you’re saying, and having that seven or eight point gap could give them breathing space, but there’s a long way to go yet.”