Liverpool had a great start to the new Premier League season after they smoothly went past their first three opponents with wins. Because of this, many believe that their winning streak will continue, and will likely bring them this year’s title.
However, them being the favorite wasn’t all new, as these forecasts started way before the season started. In fact, analysts consider Klopp’s squad to be the biggest rivals to the current reigning champs, Manchester City.
After winning their games against West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Brighton, it’s pretty clear that they know what their weaknesses are. Well, they turned these into strengths after a number of successful key signings during the transfer window.
Liverpool has a lot of strong areas this season, but one of the best ones is their attacking trio. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino are expected to boost the team’s offense this season, and even overcome that of Man City and Man United.
Salah scored 32 goals over his 38 games last season, which is, by all means, a huge feat. What’s even more is that he’s still in his scoring streak this year after scoring during their first game against West Ham. He also won a penalty and assisted Mane during their victory over Crystal Palace.
Mane is also in a far better position after scoring three goals. Roberto Firmino’s 15 goals last year is also believed to be one of the reasons why he efficiently broke through their opponents’ defense during their first three games.
Stability and consistency at the back
Then there is Virgil van Dijk who received heavy praises across the football community. In an interview, former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher said that Dijk could be a superstar in the club if he continues to perform excellent plays in the defensive line.
That is, however, if he syncs well with Alan Hansen, which is highly likely.
Van Dijk had clearly bolstered Liverpool’s defensive game since joining the club. In fact, the Reds managed to have a clean nine out of 16 sheets in the Premier League since the Dutchman started playing for them.
Then there is the Reds’ full squad lineup that is ready to take a beating. When it comes to versatility, the first club that comes to mind is Man City. But things changed this season after Liverpool made the most out of the summer transfer window.
New signing Naby Keita had a great start, so far. But he’s not the last new kid in the block as many others are expected to be signed in the next months to come. There’s also former midfielder of Monaco, Fabinho, who’s having a smooth ride on his first few games.
Add Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge into the mix, and you’ve got a full-blown complete squad. And yes, there’s Adam Lallana who will take care of the midfield lines.
Thirst for domination
All teams are made strong by their players, and that’s the reality that makes Liverpool confident they’ll have an easier time clamoring for this season’s title. After all, they’ve got a couple of new players, as well as a few stars such as Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Alisson Becker.
After all, what these players want is nothing but league domination. It turns out they’ve got the resources to turn that goal into reality.
Man City is currently the biggest bet favorite with its 8/11 odds. They’re followed by Liverpool’s competitive 11/4, then by Tottenham’s 12 odds. Chelsea takes the fourth spot with 14 and then Chelsea with its 12.
Man United is currently struggling to make a statement with their 80 odds, while Arsenal is at one of its all-time lows of 100 odds. But then again, anything is possible. The favorites can turn into underdogs midway into the season.
Thus, it would make sense to carefully analyze the teams as well as the players involved when making free bets. One way to do that is to visit betting sites which offer free bets regularly.
Not only do you get up-to-date with the latest football happenings, but you also increase your chances of winning. Isn’t that what everyone wants, player or fan alike? For sure, this fresh, new Premier League season will be as exciting, or even more, as before.