Liverpool Determined To Avoid ‘Slip Up’ In Premier League Title Pursuit
Liverpool have been simply sublime in 2018/19 and plenty of punters will be backing the Reds to go on and lift the Premier League title for the first time. Jurgen Klopp’s men have a four-point lead over defending champions Manchester City with just 15 matches remaining and Liverpool will be quietly confident of maintaining that advantage in the coming months.
You won’t find too many football fans going against Liverpool at this moment in time. The Reds are well placed at both ends of the pitch for success, with Mo Salah leading the way in the Golden Boot race and Virgil van Dijk’s controlling presence at the heart of the Liverpool defence. The midfield lacks a Steven Gerrard-like general but this is still the strongest Reds side in years.
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Liverpool have conceded just 13 goals in 23 Premier League games and their defensive improvement is the key to their sustained title challenge. The Reds have dropped just nine points so far this campaign and there is a different mood around Anfield this year. In years gone by, Liverpool fans have been hopeful but most supporters are expecting glory – and with good reason.
Winning matches without playing well is the hallmark of champions and Liverpool have done exactly that in their last two games. A 1-0 victory away at Brighton was hardly inspiring before a 4-3 thriller against Crystal Palace. The Reds fell behind and were pegged back after taking the lead in that game but Liverpool didn’t panic. Composure is key in any title race and this Reds outfit is very calm.
Klopp will be happy enough with his current crop of players but the Reds have been linked with 20-year-old Weston McKennie and he would offer another dimension. Plying his trade for Schalke 04, McKennie is one of the hottest prospects in world football and the 20-year-old will want to push for a move to Anfield if Liverpool come knocking. McKennie would certainly enhance the squad for years to come…
Schalke, 33/1 in Bundesliga betting for a top four finish, are comfortable in 12th position and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the German side consider offers in January. McKennie is only going to attract more attention as speculation continues and Liverpool may push to get a deal through before the window slams shut.
Whether they sign a new player or not, Liverpool are primed to cement their status at the top of the Premier League table. Klopp has built a title-winning squad and the Reds are now looking very strong indeed. Writing Manchester City off would be foolish but Liverpool could flourish, especially with no domestic cup distractions.
Liverpool fans will be trying to stay level-headed for the time being. The Reds know what it is like to lose a Premier League title and Klopp will be determined to keep his side focused on one game at a time. This Liverpool side are on the verge of something special and a first league title triumph since the 1989/90 campaign beckons if the Reds avoid any major slip-ups at the business end of the season.