Liverpool continue unbeaten start to Premier league season
It appears it may now finally be Liverpool’s year following an impressive 3-1 victory over Manchester City at Anfield. This now sees Liverpool as short as 1/3 to go on and land the Premier league title at the NJ sports betting platform and first top flight success since back in 1990. The victory also meant that Liverpool continued their unbeaten run in the league this season, which puts them eight points clear of Leicester City in second.
The game with Manchester City was set to have a major impact on the Premier league title result, which showed last season as just one point separated the two sides. Also last season, Liverpool could only take a point away from the two games against Manchester City, which ultimately meant they again missed out on taking the title. This is why this recent victory now looks like it is a stepping stone for Liverpool to go on and land the title.
Liverpool started the game quickly as Fabinho put them 1-0 ahead after just six minutes, with a stunning strike from distance. This was the first of many controversial incidents, as Manchester City could have been awarded a penalty down the other end, as Alexander-Arnold had handled the ball on the build-up to the goal. Just seven minutes on and the hosts were 2-0 up following a close range header from Mohamed Salah. This was the last goal of the half, with City missing numerous chances to draw one back.
The home side then made the perfect start to the second half, with Henderson producing an impressive run and cross from the right hand side, before Mane scored following a powerful header at the back post. 3-0 to Liverpool and now a huge bridge to climb for the visitors. They eventually pulled one back as Bernardo Silva produced a smart finish in the 78th minute but it was all too late for the champions.
Liverpool have now won 11 of their first 12 Premier league games this season and have a lead of eight points. Only once has a team had a bigger gap at this stage of the season, which was Manchester United back in the 1993/94 season. They of course went on to land the title that season and Liverpool now look all but set to do the same.
Liverpool also now have a very attractive run of fixtures in the Premier league until the end of 2019. This starts with an away trip to Crystal Palace on the 23rd of November, before them welcoming Brighton to Anfield at the end of November. Next up will then be the big Merseyside Derby at Anfield on the 4th of December, before Liverpool then travel to Bournemouth on the 7th of December. They then have another home fixture on the 14th of December against Watford and will then face off against an impressive Leicester City side in the late kick off on boxing day. The final game of 2019, Liverpool welcome Wolves to Anfield on the 29th and will be looking to finish the year off with another victory and continue their run to the title this season.