Liverpool are on top of the league table with 71 points after playing 32 matches.Reuters

Jamie Redknapp believes Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season will have a positive impact on English football.

The Reds' starting XI during their previous league fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield last Sunday featured six players of England nationality.

The 40-year-old believes the Merseyside club are thriving this season under Brendan Rodgers and also echoed compatriot Glen Johnson's comments on Liverpool being the neutral's choice to win the title this season.

Liverpool finished seventh in the league with 61 points last campaign, but this season have already amassed 71 points from 32 matches. They currently sit on top of the league table holding a two-point lead over Chelsea.

"They play such fantastic football with a British manager and Sunday had six Englishmen in their starting XI. Glen Johnson said it would be good for neutrals if Liverpool won the title, but it would be great for English football full stop," Redknapp told the Daily Mail.

"Last year they were 28 points off the title and now they lead by two. That is an incredible turnaround. Liverpool had success under Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez, but never played with the same style as Rodgers' side."

Redknapp, who formerly played for Liverpool and Spurs, also insisted that Luis Suarez and Rodgers are entitled to be handed the player and manager of the year accolades respectively for their performances this season.

The Uruguayan international has strolled ahead as the league's top scorer with 29 goals, overtaking the previous record set by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler.

"It's the time when people start talking about awards, but there is no question Liverpool should win the double. Luis Suarez has been magnificent and Brendan Rodgers is a class act," Redknapp explained.

"Suarez and Rodgers should win the individual awards, but they will want to make it a magnificent treble with the title. They are the player and manager of the year," the 40-year-old concluded.

Liverpool registered a 4-0 victory against Spurs at Anfield last Sunday and are currently on an eight-game winning streak in the league. They have six games yet to play till the end of the campaign which included crucial fixtures at home against fellow title contenders Manchester City and Chelsea.