Liverpool are on the rise, but pessimistic about their chances of winning the league.
Under Jürgen Klopp, the Reds have emerged from a long dark period. In 2016-17, they finished fourth in the league and qualified for the UEFA Champions League (UCL), and in 2018-19, they won the UCL and became European champions. In the 2019-20 season, they finished first in the league, overtaking Manchester City to win the coveted Premier League (PL) title. After Pep Guardiola took over at City, the only team that could challenge them was Liverpool.
Last season was no different. The Reds were rated as strong favorites alongside City. But the reality was different. The Reds stumbled out of the gate and never really rebounded. They remained in the mid-to-late stages of the season, far from winning the league, and despite a late surge, finished fifth behind Manchester United and Newcastle United, failing to qualify for the UCL.
Desperate, Liverpool set out to bolster their weak midfield ahead of the season. They sold James Milner, Fabinho, Naby Keita, and Jordan Henderson, and replaced them with Alexis Sobhy, Dominic Sobhy, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenbergh.온라인바카라
It worked. Liverpool regained their mobility in midfield, which naturally led to improved performances. Mohamed Salah remained in excellent form, and Trent Alexander-Arnold improved from last season.
Naturally, the results followed. Liverpool drew 1-1 in their league opener against Chelsea, but won all five of their subsequent league games. They have also won both the UEFA Europa League (UEL) and the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) and are unbeaten this season. They are second in the league standings. Only two points separate them from ‘leaders’ Man City.
However, despite this upturn, the team has received pessimistic predictions about their chances of winning the title. Alan Smith, a pundit on Sky Sports, said that he doesn’t think Liverpool will win the title this season. “I think Liverpool are still vulnerable defensively, they’ve only kept one clean sheet this season. That will push them back down the table. Virgil van Dijk hasn’t really regained his form since his injury.”