Liverpool have started off this season on a good note and they have continued to show they are here for business and to win the league title this season. With six points ahead of the defending champions, Manchester City in the Premier League table, Liverpool have established a lead they can maintain.
They were in the race for the league title last season, losing the league to Manchester City by just one point after challenging for the league all season. They seem to not want to make that mistake this season, leaving a considerable amount of points between them but Manchester City also do not seem to be resting.
For Liverpool, it’s making sure they win the league and register their name in the history of Premier League but for Manchester City, it is making sure they defend their title. The two have what they are fighting for but they are not alone in the race. Leicester City and Chelsea are also close behind on 20 points each.
We can honestly say the Premier League has evolved from the days of seeing a few teams dominate the top four to now seeing clubs fight their way up to the top. Leicester City proved that in the 2015/2016 season when they won the league in a surprising fashion and they are in the race for it again this season.
Even though Liverpool are six points clear on top of the table, they have every reason to not be totally relaxed. The footballing world has made it very certain that ‘anything can happen’ in football. A minor slip here and there is all it takes to see a different club overtake Liverpool and they would have lost the race.
The title race is tough. If that is not enough reason for Liverpool to be even more uptight and alert, then they shouldn’t be getting the league. In a previous article where we talked about the vulnerability in Liverpool’s defence, it was highlighted how Liverpool should be wary of their defensive lapses as that could be one of the things that’ll end up limiting their chances of winning the league.
They might look really strong in their defence but it just takes a really strong team and a tactical coach to poke holes in there and find the opening spot. Manchester United nearly did that when they played with Liverpool and we saw how the game played out.
Manchester City as a threat
For now, it might not look like Manchester City are a threat to Liverpool’s league title race but anyone who has watched the Premier League and studied it well will understand that it is not close to the truth at all. Manchester City will remain Liverpool’s arch-rival to the league title and last season nailed that fact home.
As if missing winning the league with just one point after chasing each other to it all season isn’t painful enough.
The way it is, Liverpool are just six points ahead of Manchester City again this season. Though six points look like a lot to catch up to we also need to remind ourselves it’s just two matches to be won from one club and two to be lost by the other.
It can happen. It might in fact happen should Liverpool become too relaxed and let themselves get too carried away.
With the matches still in front of Liverpool, nothing is guaranteed. Their position at the top of the Premier League table isn’t safe as other clubs are closely trailing behind, hoping for the right opportunity to take over. Right now, it’s left with Liverpool to continue working, harder than they’ve been before to keep their position and eventually become the champions in a deserved season run.