Manchester United’s Paul Pogba acknowledges Liverpool deserve the Premier League title this season.
And the French superstar, who has missed the bulk of the campaign through injury, is fearful another Champions League trophy could be on its way to Anfield too.
United’s arch-rivals have totally dominated England’s top flight this term off the back of their European triumph last June.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been victorious a staggering 26 times in their 27 Premier League matches.
The Reds’ only dropped points came against United at Old Trafford back in October when they equalised late to secure a 1-1 draw.
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Pogba has had to largely watch on as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side sit fifth in the table, 38 points off Liverpool before the end of February.
Discussing Liverpool’s charge for the title, Pogba told ESPN : ”They are so way ahead of everyone else.
"They have not lost a single game yet this season in the league. They already have one hand on the Premier League trophy.
"As a Manchester United player and with the rivalry between us, we don't want them to win the title.
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“We don't want anyone else to win apart from us, but as a football lover and a respectful player to opposition team, I have to say that they deserve to be where they are today.
"They have been even better than last season when they won the Champions League and the season before when they [lost the final to Real Madrid]."
While Liverpool are close to being confirmed as Premier League winners and gearing up for their return leg at Anfield against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League round of 16 tie, United’s focus is on the Europa League and finishing in the top four.
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The Red Devils need to see off Club Brugge in their round of 32 tie, while Chelsea are three points ahead of them in fourth in the Premier League.
A 3-0 victory at home to Watford helped their cause on Sunday, though, and next up in the top flight is a visit to 11th-placed Everton on Sunday (2pm).
United will be without wantaway Pogba once again, though, as he continues to work his way back to full fitness following an ankle problem.
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