The Premier League reaches its third international break of the season, but when the action resumes in a couple of weeks, the most crucial part of the season gets underway. Liverpool returns to action at Anfield against the in-form Arsenal, but why will the Reds win the Premier League this season?
Jurgen Klopp’s side are already among the favourites to win the top-flight title this term with Bongdaso. The sportsbook is one of the leading sites for gamblers looking to make wagers on some of the world’s most popular sports in Vietnam. As well as making bets on the Premier League, bets can also be placed on the Champions League, La Liga and Bundesliga.
Salah In Form Of His Life
It’s hard to write Liverpool’s chances off of winning the league when they possess probably the best player in world football at present. Mohamed Salah has reached new heights in his game this season and is at the heart of everything good that the Reds do in the final third. The Egyptian looks to be on course to challenge for the golden boot once again this term and is averaging better than a goal a game in all competitions.
Salah has already scored ten in ten in the Premier League and has scored five in four in the Champions League. Maintaining that form is the big question for the Egyptian as we come into the pivotal stage of the season, but it’s hard to see anything other than Salah scoring at least 20 goals this season for the fourth time in five seasons with the club.
There was no secret that the Reds struggled defensively last season following the injury to Virgil van Dijk. Klopp was forced to play Fabinho in the backline throughout much of the season, which made the club more vulnerable in the middle of the park. However, the return of the Dutchman was always going to have a huge impact on their performances.
Van Dijk’s return to fitness has quickly led to the Reds becoming more solid at the back, while the form of Joel Matip following his injury concerns from last season have also had a profound impact. Both factors have ensured that first-team starts for Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez have been few and far between, as Klopp is hesitant to change a back four that is performing so well. The Reds have the third-best defensive record this season, and that is a solid building block ahead of a testing run of fixtures.
Fringe Players Impressing When Called Upon
One of the biggest factors that experts have called upon when trying to play down Liverpool’s title chances is the lack of depth that they have within the squad. However, to this point, the fringe players have more than played their part when needed. Naby Keita started the season in excellent form before picking up an injury against Manchester United, while the performances of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are enough to keep Thiago out of the starting eleven to this point.
Meanwhile, Kostas Tsimikas has proven to be a strong back-up for Andrew Robertson and showcased all his credentials in a 2-0 Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid. Divock Origi could yet play a big role over the winter months with both Sadio Mane and Salah heading to the Africa Cup of Nations and has already scored three goals in seven games in all competitions this season. The strongest squad will win the Premier League this season, and the Reds have more quality than most believed.