Liverpool started the season with a strong signal of intent, winning their first nine games, opening up a considerable advantage over their closest challengers, Manchester City. So far, the Reds haven’t lost a single game and are determined to win their first league title since 1990.
Before the start of the season, Liverpool were picked as second favourites behind the Citizens who painfully pipped them to the last campaign. Odds on Liverpool back then were 9/4, while Man City were 11/25. Right now, things are looking different. Klopp’s team are now favourites, with 11/25, while Man City follow them with 15/13. All other teams are well behind the top two, Chelsea 50/1, Leicester 75/1.
Liverpool are already being labelled as potential title winners due to the attacking threat of their front three. Salah, Firmino and Mane, in particular, have been exceptional this season. Man City, however, have struggled defensively, suffering surprise defeats against Norwich City and Wolves. On the other hand, Liverpool’s only slip up came against Man United in a 1-1 at Old Trafford. So far, Liverpool’s relentless and ability to grind out results could be the difference this year as many are betting on them to overtake Guardiola’s men. Shrewd punters should click here for latest sign up offers & free bets in the UK, as you might find some interesting odds.
Not surprisingly, Liverpool are also performing well in the Champions League. They’ve recorded two wins and a loss, and are sitting second in Group E, one point behind leaders Napoli. The Italians are the only team this season that beat the Reds over 90 minutes. But they are yet to visit Anfield, which gives the reigning European champions hope of securing top spot. Still, even if they don’t finish top of the group, Liverpool are capable of beating any of the elite clubs in Europe.
Like in the Premier League, the Reds weren’t leading contenders to win UCL at the beginning of the season, Man City are favourites despite their poor track record in Europe. The Sky Blues were 5/1, and are now 13/4. Barcelona squeezed in between the two English powerhouses, and Blaugrana odds haven’t changed since the start of the competition, 6/1. Liverpool’s odds also didn’t change, and according to the bookies, their chances of retaining Europe’s top trophy are a little bit higher than before. They were 7/1 in August and now are at 13/2.
In general, Liverpool’s prospects of winning silverware is promising and fans expectations are at an all-time high. We all know Klopp’s primary target is to win the Premier League, anything less would be considered a failure. But if they manage to maintain their lead at the top, bookmakers are optimistic that Klopp will push his squad to challenge for their European throne again as Liverpool are 21/1 to win the league and the Champions League. Only a handful of managers have won it twice in a row, and after losing all those finals, Klopp wants to improve his stats. After all the disappointments this great club suffered in the past, this would be an ideal way of erasing those bad memories.