Date: 3rd September 2019 at 3:54pm
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Liverpool came very close to winning the Premier League title last season, with a points tally of 97 and took the unwanted record of the highest amount of points tallied but not to win the league. The Reds lost out to Manchester City, who pipped them at the post by one point after beating Brighton on the final day of the season.

It’s going to be difficult to improve on 97 points and a Champions League win for the Reds, which may explain why Jurgen Klopp opted not to dip into the transfer market in the summer.

All of the players are firing from all cylinders so far, particularly star man Mohamed Salah after scoring three goals in his first four games in the Premier League, and Trent Alexander-Arnold picking up two assists and on another day would have had a goal against Burnley but was cruelly chalked off as went down as a Chris Wood own goal.

Jurgen Klopp appears to have told the players to forget the Champions League win and to focus on the new campaign, Liverpool have picked up exactly where they left off in the league and set a new record on Saturday, with 13 consecutive Premier League wins. The first time this has been accomplished by any Liverpool side in history.

Once more, the league looks like it will be settled by either the Reds or the blue half of Manchester, as Liverpool continue their chase to end their league drought and to win the title for the first time in 30 years.

Fitness could play a big part this season, players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana have been described “like new signings” by Jurgen Klopp who appears to be taking a big gamble on the duo. Any reoccurring injuries to either player would effectively bring Liverpool back to square one and damage the squad’s overall depth. Particularly this season, with the amount of competitions the team are playing in, the squad will have to be utilised to it’s absolute maximum capacity in order to compete.

Another factor that could hinder their chances of success are consistency. Have Liverpool got it in their locker to remain as disciplined and consistent as they did last season? The Reds’ only lost one game all last season, in a 2-1 defeat away to Manchester City. It will take some feat to repeat that scintillating form.

Any repeat of last season will run Manchester City very, very close once more. With more pundits realising the quality that Liverpool possess, the Reds have every chance to go all the way and win the Premier League.


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