Liverpool are currently placed fourth in the league table Reuters

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool can go on to win the league title this season.

The Reds started their campaign with a thrilling 4-3 win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Despite losing 2-0 at Burnley and managing a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur after that, Liverpool came back on track with impressive wins against defending champions Leicester City and Antonio Conte's Chelsea.

Another dominant performance last Saturday against Hull City at home saw Liverpool retain their fourth spot in the league table. Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane have been in fine form at the front as the Merseyside club have scored 16 goals, which is the second best goal-scoring tally behind leader Manchester City's 18 so far in the league.

Speaking after Manchester United's Europa League win against Zorya Luhansk on Thursday, the Red Devils' legend put his weight behind Liverpool but was quick to regret it.

"They do to me," Scholes said when he was asked if Liverpool could win the league, as quoted by The Sun. "I was a little bit worried about them defensively but you have to say the attacking qualities they are showing at the minute, they look like they are going to score goals against anybody. I hope they do not."

Scholes also said United lacked quality despite winning against the Ukrainian side on Thursday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted the only goal of the match, in which Jose Mourinho's side came up with an uninspiring attacking display despite dominating at Old Trafford.

Scholes went on to question United's motivation to play in Europe this season. Notably, Mourinho earlier said that Europa League is not the competition his side wanted to be in even before they lost the opener against Feyenoord.

"United won which is the most important thing, and there were some bits of good play, but the quality in the final third wasn't what you'd normally associate with this team," the Old Trafford favourite added.