Liverpool have now all but wrapped up the Premier league, as they continue their incredible season to date. Prior to the start of the season many punters were looking to sign up at Matchbook with a promo code to support the outright markets on the league. Manchester City proved the most popular as they entered as having won each of the last two seasons. However, Liverpool were much improved last season and only missed out by a point, so were also very popular in the markets.
From the off, it has been all about Liverpool this season as they continue to dominate following their Champions league victory last campaign. This sees them now set to land the Premier league title for the first time and their first top flight success since back in 1990. Jurgen Klopp continues to get the best out of his side, who are in the process of producing the best season of any side in the history of the top flight of English football.
Following the opening 23 matches played, Liverpool have taken an incredible 67 points from a possible 69, winning 22 and drawing once. The big question now is will they go unbeaten and join a select group with the Arsenal invincibles from 2003/04, who went the entire Premier league season without defeat.
The only points dropped for Liverpool in the Premier league this season came back in October when they were held to a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. This saw Adam Lallana pick up a late goal for Liverpool to snatch a late draw. Liverpool have now beaten United 2-0 in the return leg at Anfield, to further establish themselves as the dominant force this season.
Other key performances for the reds this season include victories over Manchester City, Leicester City and Tottenham. Liverpool welcomed Manchester City to Anfield back in November in what turned out to be a dominating performance. The reds won the game 3-1, having also taken a 3-0 lead after just 51 minutes. This was a sign that Liverpool were the team to beat this season.
Tottenham are having a difficult season to date but always provide a major threat to Liverpool. The first game between the pair saw Liverpool win 2-1 at Anfield, following coming from behind with two second half goals. They then also won the return leg 1-0 in London with Brazilian Firmino netting the winner with the only goal of the game.
Leicester City have been the real surprise package this season and look set to finish in the Champions league places. The pair first faced off back in October at Anfield with Liverpool winning the game 2-1. The winner coming via a late 95th minute penalty, in what was a deserved victory for the reds. They then following this up with a hugely dominating victory back at the King Power stadium on Boxing day. The game finished 4-0, as the home side failed to register a shot on target.
Liverpool now have a lead of 16 points over Manchester City with a game in hand, so are all but set to lift the trophy come the end of the season. They continue to be the leading side in world football and are going to break numerous records this season if their current form continues.