With 18 league titles, Liverpool are among the most successful football clubs in England. However, the Reds were last crowned as the Champions of England back in 1990, and are yet to lift the league trophy in the Premier League era. But the trophyless curse might end with this season.
3. Unstoppable attacking line-up
CRUCIAL goal from Salah 👑 pic.twitter.com/grit6DPeE2
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 11, 2018
The Reds’ front three scored more than 90 goals between them last season, with Mohamed Salah creating a history by becoming the first player to score 32 goals in a 38-game Premier League season.
The three of them started on a brilliant note this season as well, and Salah is currently the joint top-scorer in the Premier League with 10 goals. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are also in a fine form, with six and four goals to their names respectively.
Given the fact that they are all 26-years-old and are in their prime, Klopp will be looking to do better and win his first trophy with the club. The acquisition of Naby Keita adds further creativity to the team. Also, Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge are there as back up options if any of the front three fails to fire.
2. A much-improved defense
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) December 11, 2018
Defense was always the biggest weakness of the Reds, and as we’ve seen in numerous matches over the years, they lost plenty of points in some of the most crucial moments due to needless errors made by their backline.
However, the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in the last January transfer window proved to be a masterstroke by the club, and the Dutchman transformed Liverpool’s shaky defense into the league best in less than a year.
The Merseysiders now boast the best defensive record in the English top division and conceded only six goals in 16 games this season.
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 8, 2018
The Reds play brilliantly against the top teams ever since Jurgen Klopp arrived at the club, but the encouraging results against the big sides are often immediately followed by disappointments against smaller teams.
The Merseyside Reds don’t compete against smaller teams with the same energy, intensity, and resiliency that they do against the big guns. They lost points against all three of the relegated teams last season, which was a major stumbling block for them.
However, things are changing for them this season and the Reds are finally finding consistency in their performances. Liverpool won 13 out of their opening 16 games and are the only unbeaten side in the English Premier League this season.