Leicester failed to overcome Norwich
Liverpool head into Saturday’s action eight points clear of second-place Leicester at the top of the table. Jurgen Klopp’s team defeated Watford 2-0 at Anfield in the early kick-off to move 11 points.
It was then over to Leicester, who seemed to have a very favourable fixture against another struggling team in the shape of Norwich. Instead of a comfortable home win, the Canaries managed to hold on to a point, despite the Foxes dominating possession at times.
Catching Liverpool was always going to be a difficult task, which meant that Brendan Rodgers had to keep winning. Dropping two points against one of the league’s struggling teams was never part of the plan for the team from the Midlands.
Liverpool fighting on all fronts
Liverpool are now fighting on all fronts, as well as topping the table, they are still in the Champions League, League Cup (which has caused major complications) and will start their FA Cup campaign in January with a home game against neighbours Everton.
On Wednesday, the Reds travel to Dubai for their first Club World Cup game against Monterrey. However, another Liverpool Xl will play a Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa on Tuesday night. A youthful team is expected to line-up against Villa Park.
If anything, the only thing that can stop the Merseysider’s ending their long English title drought is just the sheer number of games they are likely to play. Boss Klopp has managed to rotate his squad to perfect effect this season.
A ten-point lead at the top of the table is a massive one at this point, especially as Liverpool keep grinding out results. Unfortunately for the rest of the league, there seems to be no catching the Reds this season.
Can anybody stop Liverpool from winning the Premier League title this season?