05/10/2021; 11:35 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Jurgen Klopp has turned Liverpool into a feared team, both domestically and in Europe. His arrival at Anfield brought hope, and gradually the team delivered on promises from years past.
Following three years of domestic dominance, Liverpool are back on the trail again, looking to assert itself as a true football powerhouse in England. Can Liverpool win the Premier League? Can they dominate England as they did in the 2019/20 season?
The signs are ominous, and writing them off will be at your peril.
After the highly entertaining draw with Manchester City over the weekend, Mo Salah is in a buoyant mood. The 2-2 draw raised the confidence levels at Anfield that Salah is confident of Liverpool winning the league. He declared on social media that the team has the means to reclaim the Premier League title they won in 2020.
We really wanted to win this one but we’re still in the game. We’re going for the title and we have what it takes. pic.twitter.com/JDnr2YMwHE— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) October 4, 2021
After seven Premier League games, Liverpool remain the only unbeaten side in the Premiership. It bestows on them the second position on the log, a point behind Chelsea. The team did not lose any of its high profile matches (against Chelsea and Manchester City), but it failed to win any of them.
If they are to take the title away from Manchester City, they will need to perform consistently at a high level and reduce the number of dropped points.
Confident Salah scored a magnificent individual goal against title contenders Manchester City in a 2-2 draw on Sunday.
Last season, the team failed to make a bid for the title after a rash of injuries derailed the team’s chances of winning the league. Injuries to the bulk of the defence line, especially Virgil van Dijk, turned out to be their Achilles heel.
When Liverpool won the league in 2020, Salah was instrumental to their title charge, finding the net 23 times in 48 games. It turned out to be his worst output for the club. This season, he has been in fine form, and the club will need him to keep those scoring boots on to enhance their chances.
Liverpool have to keep their players fit for the long haul as one thing that has been evident in the squad is a lack of depth. It was the sole reason their title challenge last season faded away as the season progressed.
There is the small issue of Salah’s contract to handle. The Egyptian has less than two years left on his contract, and the club wants to extend it. The snag is that Salah has demanded a weekly wage of £300,000-a-week.
If Liverpool can keep their players fit and maintain the quality they have shown this season, who says they can’t win the league?
As it stands, Liverpool are well backed by bookmakers as strong contenders to win the Premier League.