Fixtures That Will Determine Whether The Reds Will Win The League
One defeat was all it took for the Premier League to escape the clutches of Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp last season. Once the fixtures were released for the 2019-20 season, the club began plotting how they put that to rest and deliver a first title to the club in 30 years.
Punters should be sure to take advantage of the best online bookies for the coming season and ensure that they can maximise their returns on Liverpool wins. Bookmakers already make the Reds firm favourites to win their first five fixtures before a potential showdown at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. If the Reds can maintain their solid form from last season into the next, then their price of winning a league title would fall shorter.
At present they are the second favourites behind Manchester City, but if they were to win the following three fixtures, then they would be as close as ever to winning the title.
Liverpool vs Everton (04/12/19)
If the Reds can begin the season in excellent form, then the crucial festive derby against Everton at Anfield could be pivotal in the title challenge. The last-minute goal from Divock Origi last season caused pandemonium among the Kop and pushed the Reds onto an excellent winning run that got them within touching distance. A win in the Merseyside derby has the ability to do that once again, and a victory could be crucial.
Everton haven’t tasted success at Anfield since 1999, so the form book is very much on the side of the Reds, but as we all know; form goes out of the window when it comes to derbies.
Liverpool vs Manchester United (18/01/20)
This game at Anfield will come hot off the heels of a first visit to the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and these seven days could be crucial when we look back at the season. Two wins out of these games concluding against United would be a clear sign that the Reds are in the title picture. United will likely be in the battle for a top-four place, but it’s difficult to say what problems could be going on at Old Trafford when this fixture takes place in early 2020.
Liverpool enjoyed an excellent 3-1 win in this fixture at the back end of 2018 last season, which spelt the end of the Jose Mourinho era at the club. The matches are typically cagey, and the Reds will need to keep their heads if they want to maintain their hope of a first Premier League title.
Manchester City vs Liverpool (04/04/20)
There is little doubt that when Liverpool fans were studying the fixture list when it was released, this was the one that jumped off the page. It could be a thrilling afternoon at the Etihad with everything hanging on the line, especially if the title race transpires the same way as it did last season. A match between the two leading sides’ six games from the finish line is the ultimate test of the qualities of a champion, and should Liverpool be leading the table heading into this fixture; it is pivotal that they don’t lose.
This is especially the case when you consider the Reds will still need to travel to Arsenal and host Chelsea in the final weeks of the season.