A lot of people, mostly non-LFC fans have started jumping the gun a bit with Liverpool’s brilliant start to the Premier League campaign, as highlighted by Pro-Man United tabloid the daily mail in their recent article on the subject. Read that here.
Looking back at the performance there were quite a few instances we were quite lucky to come away with a win, namely the Aston Villa game and the United game, the recent draw against Swansea was a nail biter as well; at first looking like a win, then a draw and finally lucky to not lose. So I feel like I’m being realistic here, we have got the points and we are top of the league but it hasn’t been too convincing, really.
4 games is nowhere near enough to make a judgement, we have only played on of the “top clubs” so far so it’s impossible to say.
However, the signs are still there – we have won games being sub par, we have had a draw when perhaps we should have lost and we do have Luis Suarez to come back which is massive and almost like a new signing he has been missing for so long.
The other teams around us have had a slightly poorer start to us but for me have a better squad all round Chelsea, City and Spurs to be more precise (I am not convinced United will get a top 4, and that’s my honest opinion) – and I think their depth will stand the test as the season progresses. Although I am very happy with Liverpool’s starting 11 I do worry a bit about the quality on the bench: it’s decent but it’s not a top 4 bench, and definitely not a title-winning bench.
So, just to reiterate – I am over the moon with the start Liverpool have made but I am very skeptical about a title challenge this year. I believe we are maybe 1 or 2 seasons away from that. However, I am expecting a serious top 4 challenge and expect us to make that from what I’ve seen, but you can never quite tell in the Premier League.