When Liverpool took the Premier League title in the 2019-20 season, many pundits thought that given the dominance they showed, the Reds would have the roster to win multiple titles. However, last season they were blown away by Manchester City, which left the Merseyside club with a lot to think about. There is no doubt that injuries for Liverpool and some poor form meant that Manchester City’s title win was a lot easier than it should have been. Understandably, this season the fans were looking for a reaction and a fresh start that they had so far, with one man in particular coming out on top.
Salah dominance increases the chances of winning the title
Egyptian striker Mo Salah has started at his best and with his chances to score, it would be no surprise he can keep it up all season. So far, Salah has scored six goals in the Premier League, making him the joint top scorer in the league. In 19/20, he scored 19 goals to lead the line for his team when they won the title. This season he could well surpass that.
But despite their strong start, which has resulted in them being the only undefeated side in the Premier League after seven games, Liverpool are not a favorite for the league title. Bookmaker Boylesports has Liverpool as the third favorite to win the league with 4/1 from October 11th. However, Salah is the front runner for the 5/2 golden shoe with the same bookmaker. So Liverpool’s chances could really go either way. Additionally, these two prices could cut further as the early season shape continues.
Bookmakers are clearly keen to get fans involved in the possible changes in odds, which is demonstrated by the best free betting codes they offer. This is because fans bet to get involved in the sport but also to show their support for their team. It seems that Liverpool need as much support as possible as their future success is not quite as certain as the fans would like it to be. But with superstars like Salah in the mix, things are still looking pretty good for the Reds.
Other keys to success for Liverpool
The most important factor for Liverpool this season has to be health. They were handicapped by injuries last season, one of the most serious being a long-term Virgil Van Dijk injury that resulted in them being without their main defense star for most of the season. That includes resting the players at the right time, which Liverpool has improved since winning the title two years ago. The signing of Diego Jota von Wolves gives them an additional powerful striker, so that boss Jürgen Klopp can rest one of the top three without reducing the quality of his squad too much.
So, by and large, things are looking positive at the start of the season and Liverpool fans will be hoping this continues.