Brendan Rodgers’ got it strategically spot-on as his decision to play the 4-4-2 midfield diamond system seemed to work perfectly for the Reds. Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard sealed the win for Liverpool in hardly fought contest with Southampton at St Mary's.
England and Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard labelled Liverpool a team who others should be looking out for in the title run-in after he secured victory with his perfectly placed penalty in the top right corner of the net.
Liverpool have collected 23 points from a possible 27 in the Premier League this year and, along with table-topping Chelsea, are currently unbeaten in the nine games they have played in 2014.
The Reds' win left the title race ever unpredictable.
Chelsea saw off any Champions League fatigue as they went four points clear at the top of the Premier League table, clinching success over Fulham in a ‘must-win game’. This was thanks to Andre Schurrle's spectacular second-half 16-minute hat-trick.
As for Arsenal, dropping points to Stoke City could prove to be vital during the final ten games of the league. However, both Chelsea and Manchester United failed to win at the Britannia Stadium earlier on in the season.
These ‘must win games’ possibly will identify the difference between the top teams in the league when coming into the final games of the season.
Manchester City are presently on 57 points with two games in hand on Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea. Those two games could either benefit or detriment the Citizens, with possibly two wins needed to secure the title in the later stages of the league or fatigue from other competitions such as the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League preventing them from gaining advantage over fellow title contenders.
Taking all points into consideration, the Premier League’s top four is likely to keep changing and the question on everyone’s lips is: Who will win the Premier League title?
Liverpool still have a lot of work to do, with upcoming key remaining games against Manchester United, Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea. Nevertheless, with three of these four games in the company of the terrific home support of Anfield and with two world-class, outstanding strikers up-front in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool could overcome anyone. Fans of the Reds should be asking themselves – why not?
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