We’re now 10 matches into the 2018/19 campaign and Liverpool are neck-and-neck with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Jurgen Klopp’s side have shored up their defensive unit and the Reds are now in with a real chance of lifting the English crown for the first time since 1989/90.
Liverpool have dropped just four points this season and Klopp’s men will take some stopping in their pursuit of glory. The Reds are on the verge of something special and supporters can sense it in the Anfield air. After a couple of near misses in the last decade, this could finally be Liverpool’s year to lift the top-flight title.
Virgil van Dijk has been a mountain at the heart of the Liverpool defence. A consistent star in front of Alisson Becker, Van Dijk has matured into one of the best centre-backs in world football and he could be the difference between success and failure. We’ll get onto the front three in a minute but Van Dijk’s impact has been clear for all to see.
But Liverpool’s main strength is in the final third. Blessed with what might be the strongest attacking unit in world football, the Reds have ripped teams apart in recent times and you’d be hard pressed to back against Klopp’s side if Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah perform at their brilliant best for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.
Liverpool’s terrifying trio are a joy to watch when they get going and the rest of the Premier League will be wary of a Reds onslaught. Salah has started the campaign slowly but the 2017/18 Golden Boot winner has started to find his goal scoring form. Watch this space, he could turn on the style in the second half of the season.
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As of November 2nd, the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are still within touching distance of Liverpool and Manchester City. The latest odds and betting tips from Oddschecker suggest that Chelsea are overachieving compared to their rivals though and this could quickly develop into a two-horse race after the busy festive period.
It is hard to back against Manchester City on current form but Liverpool have the tools to pip their rivals to the Premier League crown. Pep Guardiola’s side were supreme last year but the Merseyside outfit can finish at the top this time around. Liverpool’s desire to end a 30-year run without domestic glory may swing things in their favour.