After week 5 of the Premier League season, Liverpool are now just one of 4 teams who are still unbeaten in the top flight.
Manchester City have retained their 100% record after coming from behind to beat West Ham, while Spurs and Arsenal also recorded wins.
We have decided to compare the clubs’ next five league fixtures to see who is likelier to rack up the most points between now and the end of October.
Liverpool’s games are tricky on paper, and it would be a surprise if Jurgen Klopp‘s side come through this period completely unscathed. Let’s take a look at the matches:
Liverpool v West Ham (Sunday 24th September)
The Hammers will head into the match this weekend having lost to City but they have had a strong start to the season.
Based on their past record at Anfield, though, you back the Reds to get the victory. The last time West Ham got any points in this fixture was when they won 3-0 in August 2015.
Tottenham v Liverpool (Saturday 30th September)
Spurs have had a very bright start to life under new manager Ange Postecoglou, and this is arguably the trickiest game coming up over the next six weeks.
It should be pointed out, though, that Klopp’s men have not lost this fixture since that infamous 4-1 defeat in 2017.
Brighton v Liverpool (Sunday 8th October)
Roberto De Zerbi is doing an outstanding job down on the south coast and the trip to the Amex is never easy for the Reds.
Last season, the Merseyside club lost twice there in the same month, losing both the league fixture and the FA Cup tie. They will want to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself.
Liverpool v Everton (Saturday 21st October)
Merseyside derbies are always tight affairs but, barring that freak defeat behind closed doors, Liverpool have dominated this fixture at Anfield.
Sean Dyche’s team will make it difficult but they don’t have the quality to pose much of a threat. They will play for the draw and it will be up to the home side to break them down.
Liverpool v Nottingham Forest (Saturday 29th October)
Steve Cooper’s side have beaten Chelsea on the road already, as well as causing problems for Manchester United and Arsenal away from home.
This could be a potential banana skin if the Reds are not careful. Their home record against Forest is, however, excellent, having last drop points in this fixture back in 1993.
If we look at City, Tottenham and Arsenal’s next five fixtures in comparison, there is an argument to say that the Reds could pick up the most points.
Manchester City’s Next 5 Fixtures: Nottingham Forest (h), Wolves (a), Arsenal (a), Brighton (h) and Manchester United (a)
Tottenham’s Next 5 Fixtures: Arsenal (a), Liverpool (h), Luton Town (a), Fulham (h) and Crystal Palace (a)
Arsenal’s Next 5 Fixtures: Tottenham (h), Bournemouth (a), Manchester City (h), Chelsea (a) and Sheffield United (h)