EPL 2016/17: 5 Reasons why Liverpool are favourites to win the league
5 reasons why the Reds will make history and end their title drought this year.
The Red half of Merseyside has been abuzz with optimism ever since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp. Klopp’s reign at Liverpool has seen the formation of a well-rounded side that holds genuine title aspirations.
Liverpool currently sit one point behind league leaders Chelsea, whose next game is away at Manchester City. This means that the Reds will more than likely end this weekend on top of the table. Here are five reasons why they are title favourites.
#1 The Front Three
Liverpool, currently have the best attack in the league and this is evidenced by the fact that they have scored 32 goals, which is more than any other team in the league. It is also quite clear to see that the potency of this attack is heavily contingent on the performance of the front three, which consists of Coutinho, Firmino and Mane.
These three have dovetailed beautifully and executed Klopp’s attacking schemes to perfection. The biggest reason for this success is that each of them has brought their own unique strengths to the table.
For instance, Coutinho has the vision, passing, touch and eye for goal of a classical Number 10. On the other hand, Firmino is the leader of Klopp’s famed counter press and is also a clinical finisher, while Mane gives the Reds the explosiveness, dribbling and directness, that can take them to the next level.
At the time of writing, Coutinho has been diagnosed with ankle ligament damage which will keep him out till January. However, Liverpool have a relatively easy schedule over that time period, so this injury shouldn’t do too much damage to their title hopes.