Liverpool's unbeaten run in the Premier League came to a halt after the title challengers Manchester City beat them 2-1 in a entertaining affair, leaving the title race wide open. Jurgen Klopp will look for a swift response from his side and try to keep their lead at the top.
Here are the five reasons why Liverpool are still likely to win the EPL this season, with that loss against City being just a minor blip:
1) The ability to win
Consistency, grit and determination are not words you often associate with a Liverpool team, as evident from their performances in the past few years. But 17 wins from 21 match in the Premier League this season so far certainly highlights the consistency of the current team.
Even though they lost to Manchester City last week, the consistency in their performance was evident.
Liverpool have beaten every team outside of the "top 6" this season, which is certainly a new and refreshing stat for the fans to hear. The newfound ability of the team to win every match they should be winning is proof that this Liverpool team does not succumb to the pressure to win the way it did in the past.
Coming from behind to win at Burnley or comprehensively beating Bournemouth, this Liverpool teams seems to know it all.
2) Four-point lead
It's no secret that everyone (fans and pundits alike) expected Liverpool to be the closest challengers to Manchester City this season in the Premier League. But no one expected Manchester City to slip up the way they did against teams like Crystal Palace, Leicester and to some extent Chelsea.
As a result, Liverpool have been handed a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League. But take nothing away from Liverpool; they were brilliant in December, winning all of their Premier League games.
Although a major chunk of the season is still to be played, the lead at the top can prove to be crucial come the end of May.