Inspirational coach Klopp is charged with ending a 27-year top tier trophy drought for the English giants. Every Liverpool fan is acutely aware that they were last best in England way back in 1990, before the modern Premier League era began.
If Klopp and his cohorts are going to break their almost three-decade
long jinx, it must surely be this year, with the Merseysiders playing
Currently standing tall at the summit on 26 points after smashing
Watford 6-1 to leapfrog Manchester City and Arsenal and stay ahead of
Chelsea, stealing the Christmas crown would go a long way to enhancing
Liverpool’s title credentials.
Being atop of the tree at the all-important half-way mark can do
wonders for a club’s confidence. And, at the moment the Anfield outfit
are in-form and will be seeking to stay in pole position.
It is specifically goals against that have been hurting the Reds
ahead of the festive fixture list, with Liverpool having leaked five
more than second spot Chelsea.
Klopp is working on his defence though and, if all else fails, the
German gaffer has an attacking contingent to compete with any English
club. With the most goals grabbed of any PL side, with 30 from 11 games,
the Northwest hopefuls are seeking to simply outscore the chasing pack.
Will the Reds be the kings of Christmas then? Their run-in certainly
looks favourable. And, once you’re leading the race with only the
second-half of term to go, punters will know it is tough for that team
to be knocked off their perch.
With instrumental puzzle piece James Milner back from an illness, and
just a few injuries to fringe players, Liverpool also have a fitness
boost ahead of seasonal football festivities.
If all of Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto
Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Georginio Wijnaldum can keep off the
treatment table over the clustered Christmas fixture list, there looks
to be no stopping them.