While we have known for a while that Jurgen Klopp can’t enjoy the title race it seems like his team have overcome the obligatory drop in form that every team deals with during a season.
Liverpool’s players have responded to the loss of form, player moves and injuries by putting together a great run of results despite pundits like Chris Sutton suggesting the loan of Nathaniel Clyne was a terrible move.
Liverpool are back at the top of the table by 2 points ahead of City although Pep Guardiola’s side do have a game in hand. Klopp’s team are second favourites with all the bookies for the title and you can still get them at 12/5 which has to be a good bet.
You can check for the best value at oddsexpert.co.uk if you feel like betting on the Reds for the title or on the Champions League after the great draw they got to face Porto. Liverpool are available at 9/2 for the Champions League where they are 4th favourites behind Barcelona, Juventus and Man City.
Liverpool have to be the best value bet of the 4 British teams still in the Champions League draw as they face perhaps the easiest opponent of Porto, not that any draw is easy in the Champions League.
With Man United drawing Barca, you have to like the La Liga giants’ chances and with Spurs to face Man City, Pochettino’s side have a decent chance to knockout City despite the bookies only seeing them as 6th favourites available at a tasty 28/1. Liverpool will face the winner of the Barca and Man United match in the semi-finals so they could still face Man City in the final if both clubs win their matches.
If City are knocked out of the Champions League it could help Liverpool win the Champions League but at the same time if City are out of the Champions League it may help them to focus more on the Premier League even though they still are chasing the FA Cup too.
Liverpool are looking good again with the injury list finally recovering with only Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the long term list and both could be back in early April.
The win over Bayern Munich was a huge boost to the club and silenced many critics and pundits alike so Jurgen Klopp looks like he is ready to lead his side to a most welcome trophy or two especially given the easier run-in they face in the League compared to Man City.