CAN LIVERPOOL win their 19th league title this season is the question everyone is asking. And after taking three crucial points against reigning champions Manchester City (Nov 10) the reality seems to be in the Merseyside’s clubs’ hands.
Liverpool have dropped just two points in 12 matches this season, with their 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford their only lapse.
However the Merseyside club were some seven points clear last year, having played 20 games. But a string of score draws saw City take the Premier League crown by just one point.
Reds manager, Jurgen Klopp, was on top form after the 3-1 win over City. Some observers have suggested that Liverpool “can only lose the title” but the Anfield boss feels that’s a very negative way of looking at the situation.
Klopp added: “You can see it like this, but we don’t care. I promise you we don’t care.
“We were today completely focused on this game and not the situation in the table or whatever, how many points we are ahead of City.
“That’s crazy. Nine points. You cannot imagine that something like this happens, but it is not important because who wants to be first in early November? We want to be first in May and not only in November.”
Klopp also reiterated that his side are not feeling the pressure and that there is “a long way to go.” He noted that his team will drop points before the end of the season.
Despite being reserved about their chances, this term’s title charge feels different in many ways.
The Reds have not lost a match this season, and after two injury time wins against Leicester City and Aston Villa, Lady Luck seems to be on their side.
City will still be the team to challenge the Merseyside club for the title. Having wrapped up an impressive 198 points in the last two seasons.
Their loss to Liverpool has put them fourth in the League, one point behind Leicester and Chelsea.
It should not be forgotten that there is still 26 matches to be played, and also a visit to the Etihad Stadium for Liverpool, a City win could reinvigorate the race for the Premier League.
The title is in Liverpool’s hands, and judging by their current form, it is going to be difficult for any team to deny them their first league trophy in nearly 30 years.