Do the odds favour Liverpool next season?

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Liverpool were within touching distance of lifting the Premier League trophy last season, narrowly missing out by one point to the hands of Manchester City, and the bookmakers have tightened the odds for the forthcoming campaign.

Bookmakers are currently offering odds (by BetVictor, Marathon Bet) as high as 5/2 for the Reds to win the Premier League next season, and you can get new and exclusive betting offers and bonuses online. Coral and bet365 has 9/4 odds for Liverpool to lift the trophy this time around.

Anfield became an exceptional fortress in the 2018/19 campaign – not just domestically, but on the European stage. Finishing the Premier League season with 97 points was an outstanding achievement by Jurgen Klopp, but winning the Champions League fulfilled every Liverpool fan with excitement and optimism for the future.

Mohamed Salah finished the season joint top goalscorer with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and fellow teammate Sadio Mane, all scoring 22 goals. If you think the Egyptian forward can retain his golden boot for a third year in a row, you’ll only get short odds.

Another individual crucial to Klopp’s setup is the colossal Virgil Van Dijk. The Netherlands defender helped the Reds accumulate 21 clean sheets in the 2018/19 campaign – remarkably going the entirety of the season without being dribbled past. His outstanding performances and contributions led to his deserved achievement of being named PFA Players’ Player of the Year.

There is no questioning the abundance of quality Manchester City inherit. From the likes of Kevin De Bruyne to Sergio Aguero, City ooze class in every department. However, they do tend to wobble at crucial moments. Last season, Pep Guardiola’s outfit suffered defeats at the hands of Newcastle United, Leicester City and Crystal Palace, all of which came as a shock at the time.

Contrastingly, the Reds lost just one league match all season; that defeat was at the Etihad. Every Liverpool fan knows how close they came in that match – it was in their hands, but that narrow defeat eventually proved costly.

With the pressure mounting on Guardiola to produce European silverware in the Champions League next season, it could path the way for Liverpool to pounce and finally get their hands on a Premier League trophy – the trophy every Liverpool fan has craved since winning the Division One title in 1989/90 under the guidance of Kenny Dalglish.

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