Liverpool have passed the first half of the season, and closed it off with a crucial victory over Leicester City. Called crucial, because thanks to the victory the Reds increasingly firmly at the top of the Premier League standings with a 13-point advantage over closest rivals. That way, the Jurgen Klopp landing team should be able to ‘talk’ about the championship opportunities at the end of the season.
After undergoing the Club World Cup which is quite intense for a week and managed to come out as champions, Liverpool immediately step on the gas staring at the Premier League. They travel to the Leicester City headquarters which currently occupy the 2nd position in the standings. Playing at the King Power Stadium in the closing part of the first half of the season, the Reds managed to package a 4-0 victory.
With this victory, Liverpool have become ‘champions’ in the first half of the Premier League this season. They are still at the top of the standings with a 13-point advantage over Leicester City who are in second position. If Manchester City manages to win over Wolves in the early morning, they will get 41 points, still 12 points adrift of Liverpool.
However, Liverpool does not need to worry. Because, Jordan Henderson and his friends still have one extra fight to make the distance points with Man City and Leicester City even wider. With this situation, Liverpool should be confident talking about the title. How not, the club based at Anfield performed so well in the 2019/2020 season. Their performance is very consistent.
From a total of 18 Premier League matches they have played, the fact that the Marseyside Team has not been touched by a defeat, they won 17 wins and only one draw. Especially the fact that the Reds only conceded 14 times in 18 matches. In addition, Liverpool also scored 46 goals this season, losing only four to Manchester City.
So, what else makes manager Jurgen Klopp hesitate to talk about the opportunity to win the title at the end of the season? Moreover, Liverpool certainly miss this title. The last time Liverpool won the Premier League was in the 1989/1990 season, 30 years ago, where this competition still carried the name of the First Division.