Graeme Souness has admitted that Chelsea are the only side looking scary enough in their bid to lift the EPL title.
Following the 2-1 win over Tottenham at the Stamford Bridge, the blues have gone seven matches without a win or draw.
The lone Tottenham goal was the first scored in six games of a clean sheet run by Conte’s men. They currently have 29 goals and are second behind Liverpool on goals scored so far.
Liverpool will be without star player Philippe Coutinho, who damaged his knee ligaments in the win over Sunderland.
He told Sky Sports: “Of course it’s [Coutinho injury] a blow. But I was captain there and regarded as one of the better players and I was out for 10 games and they won every single one of them!
“At the start of the season I would have signed up for finishing in the top four, but now I’m looking for a wee bit more.
“But we’re not even in December. One year at Liverpool we lost to Manchester City on Boxing Day and were 12th in the league, everyone was writing us off and we still won it.
“So to start picking a winner now is really hard. But of the candidates, Chelsea look scary to me.
“They don’t have to have all of the ball to win games. Liverpool do, Manchester City do, Arsenal do. Chelsea play in a pragmatic way, they are hard to beat.
“They all seem to know what they are doing now and Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are a real threat. But it could change dramatically in the next month.”
If Chelsea are to falter, then Souness hopes Liverpool will be ready to pounce, with Klopp the ideal candidate to lead a title-starved side towards an ultimate goal.
He said: “I think he’s the perfect fit for that club.
“He’s a man who wears his heart on his sleeve and he’s at a very emotional football club. I think it’s working beautifully right now.”