Why Liverpool Should Be Viewed As Title Contenders

Date:

Share post:

Jurgen Klopp’s first full season in charge appears to be going better than many would have expected. Liverpool’s underperformers have all of a sudden hit a rich vein of form while the usual mainstays have gotten better.

We take a look at why Liverpool deserve to be taken as serious title contenders.

Jurgen Klopp deserves full credit for bringing in rapid improvements to Liverpool’s performances with his valiant attacking mentality.

The Reds thrive in a quick tempo system, and Klopp has fully embraced Liverpool’s dominant style of play.

After beginning the season on a high note with a 4-3 win over Arsenal, Liverpool underwent a brief spell of inconsistency that bred doubts about their title ambitions.

A 2-0 loss against Burnley highlighted Liverpool’s shortcomings as it indicated their inconsistency in the low-key games, but since then, the Reds have gone on to dominate every team they’ve come up against.

It’s evident that Klopp is keen on getting his side into the Champions League, but the Reds’ performances suggest something even more.

Before the start of the season, Manchester United and their City counterparts were the most talked about teams in the league while Chelsea often came up in media predictions as well.

The Merseyside outfit, however, was clearly missing from the pre-season speculations.

After seven weeks down the road in the new season, United’s title bid seems shaky, City’s vulnerabilities have been exposed, and Chelsea is yet to adapt to Conte’s system.

The Reds, on the other hand, have notched four wins in a row thus far. Summer arrivals Mane and Wijnaldum have settled in quite nicely at Anfield, and the team is playing with fire and desire.

The current Liverpool side can be likened to the team that finished second during the 2013/14 season.

Liverpool’s Shortcomings

The Merseyside outfit are known for being inconsistent and what they need most at the moment is to maintain their form.

The gaffer is on the right track to do so, but the League’s inherent unpredictability still casts a shadow of doubt upon the Reds.

Liverpool’s defensive set-up isn’t as strong as their attack. Attempting to outscore the opposition in every game isn’t a viable game plan, and Klopp needs to address the team’s back-four vehemently.

No other team in top half of the table has conceded more goals than Liverpool this season (10). Nonetheless, they’re a force to reckon with in the attacking third.

Klopp’s side has scored the joint-highest goals in the league thus far (18) despite the absence of a prolific striker. Daniel Sturridge seems to be off his game in a similar vein as Divock Origi which gives the impression that Klopp will attempt to sign a quality forward in January.

As things stand in the league, Liverpool amongst Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, City and United will be vying for a top four spot and potentially the Premier League crown. While the odds rest with the more obvious teams, Liverpool have a solid chance of finishing within the top four, and even more so, clinching the title.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recommended Articles

Latest Articles

Transfer Window 2024: Under the Shadow of Financial Fair-play

The football transfer window has barely been open for a month and already there has been plenty of...

Three alternative options to Joao Cancelo for FC Barcelona

Barring any surprises, FC Barcelona will be looking to manage their finances carefully from now on. The Catalan...

Who Can Be Next Ronaldo: Joao Felix, Goncalo Ramos OR Andre Silva?

In all forms of life, everyone looks for a superhero. Cliche, but in my adolescence, I saw my...

England: Given The Role of Mufasa But Behaving Like Simba

USA, Scotland and now Denmark, guess what they all have in common? They have been England’s second opponents...

Players Likely to Be in New Kits after EURO 2024

With the T20 World Cup in full flow, some may be forgiven for forgetting that Euro 2024 will...

Premier League 2024 – A Look at Campaign of Everton, Man City and Tottenham

Winning and losing in sports can be a habit in their own right. When a team wins one...

January Transfer Window – Donny van de Beek and Sasha Kaljadzic Leave for Frankfurt

The January transfer window is a week old and surprisingly there have been many transfers to date. Sure...

Why Ten Hag is living on borrowed time

After an encouraging first season, Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag, like other managers before him is struggling....

Trent Alexander-Arnold Shines in Dogged Liverpool Performance

Nothing quite divides opinion like Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Liverpool academy product and this year’s vice-captain has seen an...

Sir Jim Ratcliffe Partly Taking Over United – A Fan’s Perspective

It's a saga which ran over the summer and even well before that, but as per several media...

What’s going on at Manchester United? 

A new season, but the same question remains. What is going on at Manchester United? The 20-time Premier...

Why Manchester United Will Struggle This Season

The new footballing season is barely two games old, but for Manchester United already it promises to be...