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Can Liverpool Finally Win the Premier League This Season?

Date Added: September 19, 2019 06:26:22 AM
Author: David
Category: Teams: UEFA: England: Liverpool
Believe it or not, it’s already been a month since the launch of a brand-new Premier League season – and it’s shaping up to be another tight affair at the top.

Unsurprisingly, the two overwhelming favourites, Liverpool and Manchester City, have picked up from exactly where they left off last year, storming ahead to fill the first and second spot in the table, respectively. Both sides remained undefeated after four games, but a surprise win for Norwich saw City drop one game behind the Reds, with City now five points behind.

The question on everyone’s lips is a simple one: after 29 years of domestic hurt, can Liverpool finally take the trophy back to Merseyside this season? Let’s take a look at a few key factors.

Going face-to-face

Given some of the incredible fixtures that have taken place between Liverpool and City in both the Premiership and Champions League in recent years, it’s fair to say we’ve already seen the makings of the league’s latest major rivalry.

It’s certainly not too soon to look ahead to the first huge clash between the two sides on 9th November. You get the feeling that this match – and indeed the return fixture next April – are even more important than just a standard ‘six-pointer’. Whoever comes out on top will very likely have a massive psychological advantage over the other team as the season progresses. It’ll be interesting to see how the latest football betting odds and predictions at bet365 change as we approach the first match-up, with Liverpool currently listed as favourites given their home advantage.

The summer transfer window

Despite a distinct lack of transfer activity this year, Liverpool fans seem relatively optimistic about the strength of their squad – and perhaps rightly so. It takes a special team to lift the Champions League trophy, not to mention knocking off Barcelona 4-0 in the semi-finals.

That said, history tells us that a failure to look ahead and bolster the squad through a few key transfers each year leaves the door slightly ajar for other teams who do decide to invest the cash and improve. This is where City have a real advantage. The signing of Rodri is already proving to be a master stroke from Pep Guardiola as he now has extra insurance for the aging Fernandinho. It also meant that the combined squad value at Manchester City now exceeds €1 billion. Such strength in depth will undoubtedly prove vital as the season draws on.

Pressure vs. experience

You cannot deny that Liverpool have been edging ever closer to the Premier League crown during Jurgen Klopp’s tenure at the club. If it wasn’t for City’s incredible record-breaking performance last season, it would’ve been theirs for the taking.

This year, the Reds have started incredibly well with five wins from five and already a massive goal difference of +11. Yet, as the season draws on, it’s only natural that the pressure of not having won a title in 29 years will start to build. Again, that’s where City might have a real advantage over their rivals, despite their shocking loss against Norwich.

It remains to be seen how the players will respond, but one thing’s for certain: we’ve got another spectacular title chase ahead and it looks almost certain that there’ll only be two horses left in the race come May.

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