Liverpool has been without the English Premier League for more than years now, but their last win over Leicester City and Wolverhampton last night with at hand has re-ignited their title hopes. Jurgen Klopp’s side produced arguably their finest performance of the season to outplay their nearest challengers Leicester City. They are now 13 points clear in the Premier League with a game in hand.
It is obvious Liverpool players perfectly understand themselves, nothing taken for granted and it has helped them. And it can be said with some certainty after the 4-0 win over Leicester City the League title is surly theirs now.
Manchester City manager made it known that Liverpool has already won the league after 3-2 home lose to Woverhampton. He said in an “it will be unrealistic to say we are chasing the title now, what we chasing now is the second place position”. It would take a collapse of unthinkable proportions from a Liverpool to drop them. The who has forgotten how to lose league games, and are at the peak of their powers, to throw this away now.
Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool’s Title Chances
Jurgen Klopp, reflecting on that huge advantage, said: “It doesn’t sound like anything has been decided to my ears. We are just trying everything we can do to be ready for our next games.” Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was never going to give up but his message was that of a realist. “They are going to be very hard to stop. They are a fantastic team, confidence is high,” he said.
“They have become winners and haven’t lost many games in the past 18 months. To lose the games they would have to do – they now have got enough players, experience and quality to get the job done.” Liverpool have that 13-point advantage with a game in hand on Leicester. They will still be 11 points clear with a game in hand if Manchester City are victorious at Wolves on Friday.
Unbeaten Liverpool About to make History
The Reds have been unbeaten in the league in this 2019/20 season. They are on a 34-game unbeaten run in the division, now probably need to lose four of their last 20 in this campaign. And that is factoring in that their challengers must keep winning all of their matches. A tough assignment when both Manchester City and Leicester have not come within touching distance of Liverpool’s consistency this season.
This was the biggest margin of victory in a meeting between teams starting the day in the top two positions. The last time it happened was when defending champions Manchester City won 6-1 at Manchester United in October 2011. The margin here could have been even wider but Manchester United’s draw has reduced the margin.
Liverpool now have the joint-highest lead any team has had on Boxing Day in Premier League history. They are on a par with Manchester United’s advantage in 1993-94, when they went on to become champions. This is all bolstering the seemingly unbreakable confidence of a team that have looked on a mission from day one of the campaign.
The players are determined to make up for the disappointment, at least in the Premier League context, of last season. Liverpool did well last season but mistakenly allowed the cup to slip off their hands and Manchester City won it. There were no questions about the Reds’ mental strength. They were simply undone by a superb team that put together 14 successive wins to retain their crown.
And yet Liverpool are on a different level this season, untouchable in pursuit of that elusive title. The Champions League win set the platform and there has been a sense all season that they will end that long wait to get back on their domestic perch for the first time since 1990. Liverpool sealed their title hopes with an impressive 1-0 win over Nuno Espirito side on Sunday. They still have a game at hand and yet the league title already wrapped with red colors of Liverpool.