Liverpool face Leicester with one hand on title
Liverpool can add a decisive string to their title bow if they beat Leicester City on Boxing Day. Is the race for the Premier League crown a foregone conclusion? Have a read of our preview here:
Foxes can be proud
Leicester City have been superb this season. The fact they are even being discussed as Liverpool’s main title challengers is a testament to the work done by Brendan Rodgers since he arrived at the King Power.
They have been able to maintain second spot despite losing to Man City at the weekend, but that defeat could be significant in how long the title race lasts. The Foxes’ recent eight-game winning streak was an unbelievable effort from everyone involved but with Liverpool in such good form it only served to maintain the points gap.
Since going on a mini (two-game) wobble the gap has opened up even further and with Klopp’s side now having a game in hand, it is hard to envisage anyone catching up with one of the best sides the Premier League has seen in some years.
What Leicester have done is to change the conversation in the English top-flight. The 1-4 spots are no longer only attainable by the six ‘big’ clubs but can actually be taken by a side that is well managed on the pitch and sensibly run off it.
It is refreshing to see the Foxes flying so high and, like in their 2016 title-winning campaign, they give the rest of the also-rans hope of better things to come.
We’ll lose again, don’t know when don’t know when
Liverpool have still not tasted defeat in the Premier League this season. After 17 games that is just remarkable. What is even more astounding is they have won 16 of them.
This really is a special Liverpool team and it can be argued that they compare to the great Reds sides of the 70s and 80s.
The English top-flight has developed so much and has a number of clubs willing to spend big money. If Liverpool do end up winning the league by some margin or, say it quietly, go undefeated for the entire campaign then they should be celebrated as one of the greatest sides ever assembled.
This game will be one they don’t want to lose but with the form they are in, you can expect them to take another big stride towards their first title in 30 years.
Leicester v Liverpool betting tip
Leicester are a very good counter-attacking outfit and, at home, they have not lost all season failing to score just once. You know Liverpool will carry the usual threat so backing both teams to score at odds of 4/7 with bet365 is our tip here.