So far this season, Liverpool have been able to prove beyond doubt that they are not a team to mess with. 12 matches into the season and they remain unbeaten, have won 11 matches and drew only one against Manchester United.
The Reds are currently top of the Premier League table with 34 points, eight points ahead of Leicester City and Chelsea in second and third respectively and nine points ahead of Manchester City in fourth. Liverpool have come to claim the league title this time and it seems nothing can stop them.
So what is different in the Liverpool team this season that hasn’t been there last season?
Liverpool also had an impressive run throughout the competition last season, finishing second behind Manchester City with just one point after trailing behind each other for a whole season but the Reds seems to not be leaving anything to chance this season by establishing a comfortable lead ahead of the others.
This is one of the things that separates a potential league winner from the rest of the chasing pack. The ability to take the lead and maintain it, not letting anything at all deter them on the path to getting the league title.
How are Liverpool doing it?
The Liverpool squad this year is one of the teams in Europe that has displayed the ‘beast mentality’ over and over again. Liverpool, for one, have shown it with the performance of players in the squad that any member of the team can score.
After just 12 Premier League games this season, the Reds have 13 different scorers in the competition further proving that the winning mentality is deeply rooted in the club.
That’s not all. It also goes to show how Liverpool no longer depend fully on the front three for goals.
The fact that they still have last year’s joint Premier League top scorers Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, who have continued to lead the way with six and seven goals respectively and that now, the team can rely on the entire team to contribute towards attack when the big moments demands it is another impressive thing about the club.
Adam Lallana popped up with a massive equalizer against Manchester United to maintain Liverpool’s long unbeaten run and just a week later Jordan Henderson did the same against Tottenham Hotspur to seal a massive home win for the Reds.
Even though many haven’t noticed it, the pattern seems to have been there since the start of the season.
It is totally safe to say this is the type of characteristic that separates a potential league winner from the chasing packs and we have seen it play out as defending champions, Manchester City continues to trail behind Liverpool, with most of their fans hoping that the Reds slip.
Should Liverpool continue with this current form, we might be seeing the Premier League winner determined long before the end of the league. As it is, the squad is in a good form, the energy in the club is fantastic and the morale of the players is at the highest so the chances of seeing the team continue to become stronger as the games pile is high.