Last season was a whirlwind for EPL as Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side swept aside all and won the league with a record 100 points as well as scored 100 goals. Naturally this season, they are the bookie’s favorite to win it again as they have started their title defense with a sweeping 2-0 victory over Arsenal. But this time Pep will face a formidable foe who can snatch the title away from Etihad. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool defeated City three out of four times last season, once in the league and twice in Champions league. Liverpool reached the UCL finals too where an unfortunate injury to their star man, Mohammad Salah, as well as mistakes from their Goal keeper meant, they were defeated 1-3 by Real Madrid who completed an unprecedented treble of UCL victories. But Jurgen Klopp have slowly assembled a squad which threatens to be a juggernaut this season.
Liverpool have one of the most lethal front three in current football. The trio of Mane-Firmino-Salah are a fantastic combination of speed, skill, finesse and finishing. They ensure that Liverpool can employ Klopp’s gegenpress and then murder teams using their lightning pace and superb finishing. Both Alexandar Arnold and Robertson has been revelations under Klopp last season and even played UCL final. This season Clyne will again join them after returning from injury. Last January, Liverpool have purchased Virgil Van Dijk and already he has shown his worth. Naby Keita, a fantastic midfield controller has joined them too.So has Fabinho, who is a wonderful and versatile player capable of playing both at DM as well as fullback.Not only that, to amend the goalkeeping woes of last season, Liverpool have acquired Allison from Roma for a then world record fee for a keeper which was shattered a few weeks later by Chelsea. All these players give Klopp a fantastic variety as well as flexibility and they currently have one of the most talented and deep rosters in world football. Don’t make any mistake, Liverpool are going for both domestic and European glory this season. Their domestic aspirations have been further fueled by the fact that City have failed to upgrade their pivot situation since Jorginho, arguably the best hybrid midfielder in Europe last season, went to Chelsea. Also De Bruyne is out injured for two months which will be a serious dent on their title challenge. All the stars are aligned for Liverpool and don’t be surprised if you see Klopp holding the EPL trophy at the end of the season.