Liverpool legend Ian Rush believes Liverpool have been lucky with injuries – helping their unlikely push for the Premier League title.
The Merseyside club currently lead the division after an incredible season that has left many surprised by their progress. Brendan Rogers’ side are two points clear of second-placed Chelsea after playing 32 games but have City lurking just four points behind them with two games in hand.
The Etihad outfit face Southampton this weekend while Liverpool face West Ham away on Sunday as they look to follow-up their comfortable 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last week. Former Reds striker Rush thinks his former club’s quest for their first title since 1990 has been helped by their lack of injuries – a result of not being in Europe, unlike all their rivals Liverpool have been lucky as they’ve had no injuries, he told Sky Sports.
“If you compare that with Arsenal, who have been unlucky with injuries, it helps to explain why they are where they are.
“Watch Chelsea v Stoke on Saturday and Arsenal v Everton, West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday.