Premier League: Advantage Liverpool for the title after Chelsea win?
Andrew Robertson recreated Steven Gerrard’s slip moment against Chelsea on Sunday. Only this time it didn’t cost Liverpool as the Reds cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s men now have a two-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Our traders have cut their title odds to just 11/10 as a result.
Can they now complete the job and claim their first top-flight crown since 1990? Here’s why we think it could be advantage Liverpool at the summit.
Whose run-in would you rather have? Liverpool will face Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers in their final four fixtures of the season.
Man City face tougher tests against Tottenham Hotspur, Man United, Burnley, Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion. On paper, it’s pretty clear which of the two has the easier set of fixtures.
There’s no guarantee Pep Guardiola’s men will drop any points, of course. But if they do then the Reds look well-placed to maintain that two-point gap with both sides having played an equal amount of matches.
Goal difference could also come into play. Currently City have a seven-goal swing on the Reds. With fixtures against Cardiff and Huddersfield to come for the league leaders, that looks set to change.
Salah back in form
Mo Salah went eight matches without a goal between February 19th and April 5th. Two goals in two matches in the Premier League since suggest the Egyptian King has rediscovered his touch.
Anyone watching yesterday wouldn’t disagree. The ex-Roma man produced a strike right out of the top drawer to all but guarantee Liverpool’s 2-0 victory following Sadio Mane’s opener.
Liverpool have goals running throughout the team even without the contribution of Salah. But with the third member of the fab three up-front back amongst the goals, it can only be a good thing.
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