After their 3-1 rout of title rivals Manchester City at home, the Reds have opened up a nine-point gap at the top of the EPL table.
Liverpool are their shortest price in years – possibly ever – to win the EPL title. After trouncing key rivals Manchester City on Monday morning Australian time, Jurgen Klopp’s side moved into $1.30 to claim the 2019/20 title with Palmerbet, an astonishing price this early in the season. Even back in 2014 when they looked poised to claim the title under Brendan Rodgers, they were – at their shortest – $1.80. Last season, after opening up a seven-point gap over City, the Reds were poised to go into the even shorter odds than their current $1.30 standing. As it turned out, however, they lost to eventual winners City in January. Pep Guardiola’s side cut the margin and, as we know, eventually overhauled the club from Merseyside. But this season, it looks different. Some even think it’s over. In November, no less…
"I think it is done!" ❌
Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool will win their first Premier League title this season
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 10, 2019
Liverpool’s to lose
Klopp’s side were $1.73 pre-game in the EPL title race, knowing a loss would cut their lead at the top to just three points. But two goals in the opening 15 minutes put away any lingering doubts. A third shortly after half-time effectively killed the contest and ensured the lead would extend over their main rivals. Everyone at Anfield – coaches, players and fans – are at pains to say they are keeping a lid on it. But the longer their lead lasts, the closer fans are to tasting the ultimate success. Something they haven’t done for 29 years. And after starting the season at $3.75 with Palmerbet, the price fluctuation is difficult to ignore.
Virgil van Dijk has said Liverpool do not consider a commanding lead in November as cause for celebration.
“The mentality we have is we just have to carry on and keep doing better than we did against City.”https://t.co/XUJ4OctE3o
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) November 11, 2019
More horses in the race?
While Liverpool’s lead over City (in fourth) is now nine points, they do have other EPL title aspirants to deal with. Surprise-packet Leicester are rekindling the dreams of 2015-16 with a brilliant start to the year under the aforementioned Rodgers. Chelsea have sprung to life under Frank Lampard too, after a rocky start to their campaign at Old Trafford. Both sit eight points behind the league leaders. So has the title race all of a sudden expanded? Long seen as a two-horse race, have two more thoroughbred’s entered the field? Well, not really, according to the bookies. Palmerbet have both sides as $36 outsiders to claim this season’s EPL title.
Leicester or Chelsea to finish above Manchester City this season? 👀
Andy Robertson doesn't think so ❌ pic.twitter.com/6hkjxykkOg
— Goal (@goal) November 12, 2019
On a lighter note for those two clubs, both have shortened considerably in top four betting. Lampard’s Chelsea are now just $1.10 to finish in the Champions League spots, while the Foxes are into $1.57. Arsenal and Man United are floundering in that market, out to $4.50 and $6 respectively.
More Mane magic
Klopp’s side are blessed with stars all over the park, starting from the back. But one man who’s lit up all before him this season is Sadio Mane. The Senegalese live-wire has netted seven times this season in the EPL, including strikes against City and Leicester. Mane started the year at $15 for the PFA player of the year but has now shortened into the $4.50 favourite.
Sadio Mane diving to score vs. Man City?
Don't tell Pep. pic.twitter.com/FOi9r5bDB2
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 10, 2019