For the first time in the Premier League era, Liverpool is on the precipice of a regular season title. The 2010s have not been kind at Anfield, with the team finishing seventh, sixth, eighth and seventh in past seasons.
For a proud club whose motto is “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” the Reds hit the ground running this season and are now sprinting towards the finish line on the heels of an 11-game winning streak.
If you’re one of the critics of soccer who gripe about lack of scoring, set a Liverpool match on your DVR. In the current win streak the Reds have won by the following scores: 5-1, 3-2, 4-3, 3-0, 3-0, 6-3, 2-1, 4-0, 2-1, 3-2 and 3-2.
That is 38 goals, or nearly three and a half per game. A LFC match has become akin to watching the Denver Broncos or New Orleans Saints, the Reds have become the most electrifying offense seen in several seasons. The team’s last loss was a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal during the FA Cup Round of 16. Liverpool’s last regular season loss was a 2-1 decision at fellow contender Chelsea on Dec. 29. The team’s only home loss of the season was a 1-0 loss to Southampton back in September.
With three weeks left in the season, Liverpool holds a five point advantage to their nearest rival, but many pundits feel the Reds are far from being a cinch to win the title. Can LFC complete the job? Here is the case for and against.