The weekend saw the rise of Liverpool to the top of the table after a whopping 6-1 demolition of Watford FC at Anfield. It was a normal Liverpool master class. Wave after wave of attack barraged Watford as they couldn’t keep up with the energetic Sane bagging a brace. Coutinho, Wjinaldum, Firmino and Emre Can comfortably took care of business.
After falling down the pecking order and being less than average for years, it is great to see Liverpool – the second most successful team in England – rise again. This resurfacing is no surprise though, seeing as attack maestro, Jurgen Klopp, is their manager. Jurgen’s success at Borussia Dortmund made him one of the most sought after managers in club football. His creating of the present Liverpool team from scratch, without a single world-class player, save Phillip Coutinho which is better than when they had Gerrard, Sturridge and Suarez, was no easy feat. It reminds one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United which won the league with a team that had a lot of below average players, with just Rooney as their world class player.
Although the season is far from over, Liverpool are definitely title contenders, and it would be no surprise if they actually won it. With Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester United all vying for the title, Liverpool cannot afford to slip up. (Thankfully, they don’t have Steven Gerrard to slip this time.)
The beauty is in the fact that Liverpool is yet to lose to any big team, recording wins against Arsenal and Chelsea, and drawing Manchester United. With their attacking style of play, the next Liverpool match of interest will be against Pep’s possession/tiki-taka Manchester City. It will be a match of whose tactics will outclass the other. I’m salivating just thinking about it.
The EPL really is mouth-watering isn’t it?