Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler reckons there’s no reason why the Reds can’t go all the way in the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers’ side currently lie second in the league table, after a 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, four points behind Chelsea with a game in hand on the Blues.

Fowler told RTÉ’s Soccer Republic: “At the start of the season Liverpool’s aim was to get into the top four. That was always going to be tough because the squad’s not as [deep] as a lot of the teams in the Premier League.

“Look, I hope, I’m right in saying this but I think they’re nailed on for a Champions League [spot].

"They deserve to be there. At the time now, they are second in the league, they are not lucky, they are there on merit and they’ve been exciting and they’re good to watch this year.

“It’s going to be tough because Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal are all good sides and potentially got bigger and better squads but Liverpool are there on merit and I don’t see any reason why they can’t win it. It will be tough but they have as good a chance as anyone else,” he added.

Current Ireland goalkeeper David Forde backed Fowler’s optimism.

He said: “I think they’ve got a fantastic chance. Looking at it, they probably have the least expectation there on their shoulders. Pressure-wise, they’ll probably have the upper hand there, yeah, I think Liverpool will win the league.”