It’s pretty likely that while Liverpool fans will be enjoying life at the moment, they won’t be getting carried away. Meanwhile, the neutral’s all around them are bouncing. After almost 30 years, can the Reds win the Premier League?
The answer is quite clearly yes. They were the form team at the end of last season and have continued to show that into this. Yes they can steal the league from Manchester City. In fact, there’s enough to suggest they will.
At the moment most top betting apps among https://www.bettingapps.co.uk/ are still offering up City as the favourite but the odds are closing with every Klopp win.
Despite only being five games in, many pundits are giving Liverpool the nod, and we’d tend to agree for four key reasons…
Intelligent transfer activity
Jurgen Klopp has been incredibly clever in the transfer market. Yes, he’s fine against his word when suggesting he’d never spend the sort of money Manchester United spent on Pogba, but they’ve most certainly paid off.
Virgil van Dijk has certainly been one of the key pieces of the jigsaw and has proved his weight in gold since joining the club. He’s now been complimented by the world’s most expensive goalkeeper Alisson, who has solved what was a huge problem last season.
They’ve also added depth with the arrival of Xherdan Shaqiri who has looked lively, while Naby Keita and Fabinho have also added plenty of extra quality to the midfield.
Dominant over big teams
They’ve significantly improved their results in big matches, particularly towards the end of last season and beyond.
Klopp’s men have beaten Manchester City in their last three meetings in all competitions, including an impressive 5-1 aggregate win in the Champions League Quarter Final.
They’ve taken that big game mentality into this season, destroying a limp Tottenham Hotspur and completely dominating a PSG side that boasts one of the best front threes on the planet.
Fight until the end
During the latter they showed a key characteristic in becoming Premier League Champions, they fought until the end.
They could comfortably have settled for a draw against PSG in the first game of their Champions League group, but pushed forward after losing a two goal lead and were given their just rewards when Roberto Firmino popped up with a 91st minute winner.
In the past Manchester United won a number of titles by securing regular late winners, while City exercised the ability to fight until the final whistle this time last season.
Built on a top class centre half
The defence is often overlooked these days, particularly when you’re boasting 20+ goals per season attackers. The World Cup was severely lacking over the summer and it seems Klopp has never quite got it right at Liverpool either. Until now that is.
A world class side is built on a solid defence. Down the years title winning teams have been built upon the likes of Tony Adams, Jaap Stam, John Terry and Vincent Kompany. That’s without even mentioning Vidic, Ferdinand and many many more. In Virgil van Dijk, they have found that foundation.
He’s fast becoming one of the world’s best defenders and with the likes of Milner, Keita and Firmino building a strong spine, there’s freedom for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to be as devastating as they can be.