In the last 9 seasons of England’s Premier League the team leading on Xmas Day has gone on to win the title 8 times. The current leader Liverpool Football Club is the club currently in that position and also the only club to of missed out on the title; that 1 out of 9 seasons.
Overnight, Liverpool beat a very aggressive, defensive and pressing side in Wolverhampton Wanderers (better known as Wolves)by 2-0 at the Molineux Stadium, a game marred by terrible weather.
Liverpool scorers were the ever impressive Mohamed Salah and the rock solid Dutch Captain Virgil van Dijk.
This year Liverpool have made some big changes in personal bringing in Alisson Becker (Goalkeeper) Virgil van Dijk (Centre Back) Naby Keita (Centre Midfield) Fabinho (Defensive Midfielder) Xherdan Shaqiri (Attacking Midfield). These players, along with the already fearless strike-force of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are now making Liverpool once again, looking like worthy title contenders.
Liverpool will play a total of 4 games in the next 2 weeks, two games of which are: Arsenal (H) and Man City (A) if they can win these 2 games I am sure they can place one hand on the trophy, but, the season is long and Liverpool have been hit by 3-4 major injuries already. Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp will need to spend wisely in the January transfer window and bring in players for cover and also to help his squad improve and maybe, who knows, win that one trophy that has eluded them – The Premier League Trophy.
The last time Liverpool won the league title it was under the old format called The English League Championship Division One, which they won in 1989/90 under the management of Kenny Dalglish. They have come second twice in the new format – The Premiership.
Could this be their year? Only time will tell and the players have theirs and the clubs fate in their own hands. As an avid fan of the club, I have no doubts this could finally be our year.