With the end of the Premier League nearing, the pressure on which team will win the title is greater than ever. But with all eyes turning towards Liverpool, will they be able to bring the trophy back to Anfield? The Reds’ latest victory was a lucky one against West Ham, managing to recover from an equalizer thanks to captain Steven Gerrard’s winning penalty which brought them back to the top of the league table. This means they have only five games left to win, and with the Premier League title in their sights for the first time since 1990, their ability to win it all is completely in their own hands, and here’s why.
As the season has progressed, the Reds have gotten stronger and built more momentum, giving them a great advantage over their opponents. Dynamic duo Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have been key players in Liverpool’s success on the pitch. Suarez who has scored 29 goals, and Sturridge who has put in 20 have been in great form and always ready to score all season long. Liverpool haven’t benefited from such a strong striking duo since the days of Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush.
Although captain and “heart and soul” of Liverpool Steven Gerrard has said he’s still not convinced his side will win the league quite yet, he has been playing like a man on a mission. The England International knows he is around the corner to winning his first Premier League title, but with two difficult games against Chelsea and Manchester City coming up, he doesn’t want to push his luck. At the beginning of the season I thought Chelsea would win the league. I have always believed Chelsea was the most effective team, and all the Mourinho hype made Chelsea seem like they would be unstoppable. But what made things difficult for Chelsea was their lack of strikers. Mourinho had a perfect opportunity to buy a striker in the January transfer window; a tough move, but it would have made a difference in goal-scoring during tight games, which Liverpool benefited greatly from. City, on the other hand, has the best team of individuals, but just can’t seem to use them all effectively as a team.
Contrary to what most people think, I believe the most effective and efficient team wins, and that in my opinion has been Liverpool. With the looks of it, I think Liverpool can win the league. What has made the Reds different this season is their desire to play amazing football again.
Their main focus all season has been the league, whereas Chelsea and City have had Champions League as a distraction. The Reds look unstoppable, and with their dominance at Anfield where they play Chelsea and City next gives them an excellent chance of finally lifting the title and making their dream come true.