As the other competitors kept dropping points, Liverpool took advantage of an inept defensive display by Tottenham to cruise to a 4-0 win at Anfield on Sunday and return to the top of the Premier League for the first time since December.
As the other competitors kept dropping points, Liverpool took advantage of an inept defensive display by Tottenham to cruise to a 4-0 win at Anfield on Sunday and return to the top of the Premier League for the first time since December. What could be a pivotal three points for manager Brendan Rodgers and his team, Liverpool are well and truly looking like a side that can be worthy champions. With no Champions League distraction and no other Cup to play for, the Red side of Merseyside is dreaming big!
An eighth straight win for Liverpool was never seriously in doubt when their star striker, Luis Suarez scored his 29th goal of the campaign in the 25th minute, adding to an own-goal by Younes Kaboul inside two minutes. Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho’s struck in the 55th minute while Jordan Henderson’s free kick, which crept in past a mass of legs in the 75th, piled on more misery for Tottenham Hotspurs and fuelled the growing belief that Liverpool can win their first English league title in 24 years.
Liverpool currently, sits atop of the table with two points above Chelsea with six games left. Manchester City is four points back in third but with two matches in hand. Earlier in the season, nobody could have given them a chance to finish this close at the League, citing their earlier performances in the League. But this year, Liverpool have been one step ahead with none other than Luis Suarez to thank who has been scoring goals for fun. Besides the Uruguayan, Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson have been pivotal in Liverpool’s upturn in the Premier League.
To add to that, their former defender Jamie Carragher has praised his side’s current form and said, “I think this Liverpool team is better than the side that won the Champions League in 2005, but you could argue that winning the Premier League this season would be a bigger achievement.” as quoted in the Sky Sports.
This year could really be their year! The likes of Chelsea and Manchester City will visit Anfield in the coming games and pundits cite those games as the acid test for Gerrard and his men. If Reds triumph in those two bumper games, wonder if Arsene Wenger will rue his chances on missing out on Luis Suarez in the last year’s transfer window.