The only unbeaten club in Premier League so far this season, Liverpool, are hoping to win the title after 27 years.
Klopp’s men sit on the top of the table with 54 points; 6 points clear to runners – up Tottenham. City are sitting in third position with 47 points.
The Reds are tipped to win this season’s title, but there are some reasons that could prevent them from lifting it. Let’s look at them
3.Failing to beat rivals
🔴 Liverpool 0-0 Man City 🔵
🔴 Liverpool 4-3 Man City 🔵
🔵 Man City 5-0 Liverpool 🔴
🔵 Man City 1-1 Liverpool 🔴
🔴 Liverpool 1-0 Man City 🔵 pic.twitter.com/MfHuxsCmDH
— Club Regista (@ClubRegista) January 2, 2019
Liverpool have registered only 2 wins against top 6 clubs. They have played draws with Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea and managed to beat Tottenham and Man United only.
Klopp seems to have found the remedy for small games but still need to work on his performance against Premier League big teams.
Lucas Torreira had yet to be dribbled past more than once in game for Arsenal.
Against Liverpool, he was dribbled past as many times (5) as he had been in his previous 11 PL appearances combined.
It’s not a knock, as he’s an exceptional player, but LFC had their way with him. pic.twitter.com/CIoaiNOMkO
— Alex Mansfield (@el_mansfield) December 30, 2018
Liverpool will be required to compete in Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League and this might be a big problem for them as players might get exhausted or pick injuries due to tight fixtures.
The reds managed to reach the UCL final last season, but finished fourth in the Premier League. Klopp might be required to set which competition is his priority and focus on it.
1.Klopp’s Bad Luck
— Stadium Astro (@stadiumastro) January 3, 2019
Throughout his career as a manager, Klopp has been seen as man who most of the time fails at the tail end of competitions.
Since the German arrived, Liverpool are playing very beautiful football but failed to win many trophies just at the final game. You all remember how Liverpool lost the last UCL trophy to Real Madrid. Klopp and his boys also lost the Europa League and League cup finals in last 3 years.
The Premier League however has no finals but they will need to show more character and pray for a bit of luck for them to resist till May.