Before the game began at Stamford Bridge, many fans would have found it difficult to predict a winner and the safe option would have been to bet for a draw. However, the dominant performance from Jürgen Klopp’s men and the lacklustre showing from Chelsea has made it an even tougher task to predict the winner of the #Premier League. With #Liverpool gathering further momentum after last week’s win against the champions, they must be now considered as a major threat to add to their 18 league titles. Now, rather than being dependent on a few world class players, Liverpool are able to call upon any of their players to perform on the biggest stage.
New signings have been a revelation
Once the transfer window closed on 31st August, many journalists and pundits were critical of Klopp’s business in the market. They believed that players were available in order to improve Liverpool, but they did not take the chance to buy them. However, one player has shown his quality since the start of the season. Sadio Mané has been absolutely sensational for the Merseyside club, giving them real power and pace in key areas of the pitch. Furthermore, Georginio Wijnaldum played extremely well against Chelsea, giving some well needed stability in the centre of the pitch. Also, another key aspect of Klopp’s management which may have been overlooked is the trust he keeps in his current players. James Milner and Jordan Henderson repaid the faith shown by their manager in an outstanding display in London.
Style of play is gathering pace
In the previous clubs he managed in Germany, an essential characteristic that Jürgen’s sides show is that of pressing. All of the players work to their optimum level in order to get the ball back, and with pace and power, they get to the other side of the pitch in the blink of an eye. This type of football is infectious for the fans of the club as well neutral fans across the world. Even though there are some things that Liverpool will definitely need to improve on, like their consistency against the so called “smaller” teams, the pivotal parts of the team is beginning to take shape. The pre-season will have made all the difference for the players as they will have got to grips with the demands of their charismatic manager. Looking ahead for the rest of the season, they can only get better with more experience.
Relationship with fans is special
Liverpool is an incredibly historic club which has a reputation for having amazingly passionate fans. The atmosphere at Anfield on a special night is talked about in football folklore and embracing this is vital for the manager. With Klopp’s celebrations and intensity during the 90 minutes, fans are able to build a connection and feel at one with the club they adore. Even the players are feeling the connection with the fans and this must be all down to the manager. He has placed a huge amount of importance to this because he wants the fans to be excited for the next game. Once they leave the stadium, they should be in a position where they simply cannot wait for the referee’s whistle at the beginning of the next match. With Klopp’s success with fans at previous clubs, one can only see the bond between the club and its fans getting richer.
Whether Liverpool will win their first ever Premier League title is still to be seen, but everyone can now see that they have a really good chance if they continue their current form.