Back in 1992, when the top division of English football was re-launched as Premier League, no football fan would have predicted Liverpool not winning the league for so long.
The Reds were the most significant power in English football in the ’80s, but their power waned as Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United took over in the ’90s.
Now, we are in 2019, and the Liverpool fans are still waiting for that much-coveted first Premier League title. However, this wait might not last for long, as Liverpool are strong contenders for the title this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have played some scintillating football this season, and they have matched current champions Manchester City every step of the season so far.
With only 12 games left to play this season, Liverpool holds a slight edge over their opponents. Expectedly, the entire fan base has been submerged in a euphoria, not seen in recent years in Merseyside.
However, with the hope, also comes the fear of disappointment. Liverpool has come close to winning the Premier League title before, most notably in 2008-09 and 2013-14 seasons.
However, they have always managed to slip up at crucial points in title races. Hence, it’s only obvious to tread with caution when it comes to Liverpool’s title bid.
Manchester City is the standing champions, and they have players with the valuable experience of winning the league title previously.
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp and his players are trying to create history in English football.
For obvious reasons, the pressure is more telling on Liverpool. Also, they have shown signs of vulnerability in their recent fixtures. So far, Liverpool has blown away sides while maintaining a tight defense. However, their defense has proved to be leaky in recent fixtures.
In their next league game, the Merseysiders travel to their arch-rivals Manchester United. This game could prove to be the decisive game of their season.
A defeat could see them trail behind Manchester City on goal difference at the top end of the table. Jurgen Klopp and his players face some stringent tests in the coming weeks, and they can’t afford to slip up now.
They have been playing like champions so far, but they would need more than that if they hope to dethrone Manchester City from the summit of English football.
Take a look at some matches on the Premier League opening week.
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