Another game, another win for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. But even compared to their other 20 victories in the Premier League this season, this one – against arch-rivals Manchester United – will have felt extra special. After a thrilling contest, Mohammed Salah latched on to Allison’s huge launch upfield, muscled Daniel James off the ball and slotted past David De Gea. 2-0 and the game was won. As the Egyptian ripped off his shirt to celebrate in front of the Kop End, even the most cautiously pessimistic Liverpool fan must have known that this title race – if you could ever call it that – was over.
If they beat Wolves on Thursday evening, the gap between themselves and Manchester City will be a cavernous 19 points which, if maintained, will become the joint-biggest winning margin in Premier League history. With some bookies offering prices as appealing as 1/40 on the Red Men to win their first league title in nearly 30 years, it’s almost certainly worth sticking a couple of quid on – that’s a better investment than most savings accounts. With the promotions that are available on the web these days, for example, sign up with William Hill promo code it’s definitely worth putting your money – and your prediction skills – where your mouth is. There’s no such thing as a risk-free bet, but this is about as close as you can get.
Once the title is secure, thoughts will inevitably turn to whether Liverpool can initiate a period of dominance like their rivals, and opponents on Sunday, Manchester United. The Red Devils won 13 titles since Liverpool last won the top prize, taking their tally to 20 in total compared to Liverpool’s 18. The next step in the Liverpool revolution will surely be to overtake their fierce rivals once more.
For Guardiola’s team to have even the most remote chance of catching their Merseyside rivals, they would have to pray that Liverpool lose five and draw one of their remaining 16 games. Even then, Manchester City would have to win every single one of their own 15 league games, a feat only three Premier League sides have ever achieved.
If City themselves could take three points from Liverpool when they meet in April, they would need four other teams to beat them to stand a chance. But there aren’t four teams in Europe that could pull that off, let alone in the Premier League. Sadly, for those keen to see Liverpool’s three-decade wait for a title go on, it is all but a foregone conclusion with four months of football still to play.
With the title already in the bag, Klopp can turn his attention more towards Europe and possible thoughts of a famous treble. One of the great sides to play the game in the modern era would surely be deserving of such an astonishing legacy.