After last season ended in heartbreak for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool as they fell to a Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, the Merseyside club will be looking to compete on all fronts again this season having returned to Europe’s elite club competition with their fourth-placed finish last term.
Success in the Premier League will not be the easiest thing to achieve with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City around but the Reds are second favourites to be crowned champions of top flight for the first time since 1990 with odds of 4/1.
Hitting the ground running
West Ham United are the opening day opponents for Klopp’s side and, if they are to have serious title aspirations this season, that is one that they will need to take maximum points from. If you fancy Liverpool to brush the Hammers aside at Anfield, as they did last season with a 4-1 win, you can get a price of 2/7.
The opening day is only the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a long and testing season for Liverpool and every other club trying to dethrone Man City. The Citizens came relatively close to an unbeaten season last time out and lost just twice, with Liverpool being the club to lose the second fewest with their five defeats.
While no side have gone unbeaten since Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ you can back Liverpool to achieve the unlikely feat with generous odds of 100/1.
Star man Salah
Since departing Chelsea Mohamed Salah’s career trajectory has soared and the Egyptian has improved year on year, with last term being his most successful and surprising season as he tore Premier League sides to pieces, scoring 32 goals along the way to be named top goalscorer.
Harry Kane finished with two goals fewer in 2017/18 but the Englishman is the favourite to outscore the rest this coming season, giving Salah value at 4/1 to be English football’s most clinical marksman.
Breaking a threshold
Liverpool haven’t surpassed 80 points in a season since coming as close as they have to winning the Premier League in 2013/14, when they finished with 84 points and finished second. Before that, they last passed 80 points with another second-place finish in 2008/09.
If they are to challenge Man City for the title this term, breaking the barrier of 80 points will be a minimum requirement, especially after City hit a century last time out. As things stand they are 6/5 to get 80 points or more, but they will have their sights set on a higher target.
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