Gary Gillespie has labelled talk of Liverpool having blown their Premier League title prospects as “nonsense”.
The Reds have only won twice in their last five league games, which has seen them surrender top spot in the standings to Manchester City on goal difference.
Although not all is lost at Anfield right now with Liverpool having a game in hand compared to City along with suffering just one defeat this term.
But this hasn’t prevented talk of Jurgen Klopp’s side having seemingly lost their cool as the pressure builds to end Liverpool’s 29-year wait for another league crown.
Gillespie though, who won the English first division title at Liverpool three times between 1985 to 1990, doesn’t believe for a second that the Reds are losing their cool.
“I’ve been on social media today and I’ve picked up this tweet,” Gillespie told BBC Radio.
“In the last 10 games Man City have dropped 12 points Liverpool have dropped seven.
“City have lost to three of the teams outside the top six, Liverpool have drawn with two. And it’s perceived that we are bottling it?
“It’s all about perception.
“People can write what they like but anybody that thinks that because Liverpool have drawn the last two games, that’s them blown it and they’re out of it, the pressure’s got too much for them… nonsense, absolute garbage, just like it was garbage when Man City were seven points behind, they were out of the title race.
“Nonsense, nonsense, nonsense.
“People who have never been in football and don’t appreciate it and don’t understand what winning leagues and winning titles is all about [and] make stupid remarks.
“Come May that’s when it’s handed out and if we’ve got the points we’ve won the league. And if we haven’t, so be it.”
Gillespie added: “Are we of the belief that the Premier League is the hardest league in the world?
“So any time that you go away from home in the Premier League you are going to face a tough team.
“There are going to be ups and downs all the way to the end of the season. What you have to put into perspective is that we didn’t lose the game.
“Two games where we’ve not played well – Leicester and West Ham – we didn’t lose.
“Sometimes these points are good points. Especially the Leicester game I thought was a good point for us because we could easily have lost that.”
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