With Chelsea losing to Aston Villa and Liverpool taking the full three points from arch-rivals Manchester United at the weekend, many fans will now believe that the title race is on and fully involves the red half of Merseyside.
Unbeaten in 2014, Liverpool go into the final nine games having taken 26 points from a possible 30 this year, looking stronger than ever and a set of fixtures that they could easily take 23 points from.
The Merseyside team have title challengers Manchester City and Chelsea still to come to Anfield and have away games against four teams in the bottom half of the table including relegation battlers Crystal Palace, Cardiff and Norwich. Obviously, those two games against the title contenders are going to be crucial on that final straight and luckily for the Reds both of those games are at home.
When in a title race many people will agree that form, the fear-factor and experience are the most crucial things needed. For years rivals Manchester United have had all three of those factors and it has worked fantastically for them.
Although Liverpool haven’t got the experience there is no doubt they have both the form and fear-factor. Arguably, they are currently the most feared team in England and they have the duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge to thank for that.
Staking claim to the stat of being the only unbeaten team in England in 2014, they certainly have that form going into the final straight. The deadly 'SAS' are still firing on all cylinders and players such as Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson are all chipping in with assists and goals too.
Liverpool's defence may not be as good as others but they certainly possess an attacking threat that has the firepower to score far more goals than their defence can concede.
Finally, manager Brendan Rodgers has been simply magnificent when it comes to tactics. So far this season we have seen him adopt a 4-4-2 diamond, 3-5-2 and 4-2-3-1 against a variety of teams.
Sunday was the perfect example of Rodgers' fantastic tactics, as he adopted a more stable midfield of Gerrard sitting in that 'regista' role, with Joe Allen and Henderson in the middle, with Sterling the spearhead of the diamond and SAS leading the team as ever.
Liverpool’s fans can 100% believe and their team is certainly capable. They have no Champions League, Europa League or FA Cup to concentrate on - just the league.
Anfield a fortress again, Liverpool are unbeaten in 2014, brimming with confidence, boast a tactically perfect manger and the best attacking duo in the world.
There’s no hiding from the fact that the Reds are back and if they take six or four points from City and Chelsea then I firmly believe the title will end up on Merseyside again. Anything less and it will be disappointment for Liverpool.
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