As a Chelsea fan, it pains me to an unimaginable level to reveal this, but I’d quite like to see Liverpool lift the Premier League trophy this season. As hard as I’ve tried to resist that desire, I can’t help but feel the Reds deserve it the most.
On occasion, Chelsea have been criticised for simply not turning up in some of the important matches, and showing very little interest during critical periods.
As a result, they have dropped points on numerous occasions to opposition they ideally should be defeating.
Losses to Stoke, Newcastle, Aston Villa, and Crystal Palace alongside draws to West Ham and West Brom have seen Chelsea unnecessarily forfeit vital points at crucial periods of the campaign.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have played some exceptionally good football throughout the course of the campaign and, in doing so, have produced some very convincing wins.
On 11 occasions this season, the Merseyside club have netted four or more goals in one game, with their most notable victories coming in a 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal, a 5-0 annihilation of Tottenham, and a 6-3 drubbing of Cardiff.
Their immense scoring form has seen them net a total of 93 goals this season, more than any other Premier League side, and they have not failed to score in a Premier League game since their 2-0 away defeat to Arsenal back in November.
On top of that, they have won their last ten Premier League games, are unbeaten in their last fifteen, and have registered 24 wins out of 34 games, the most in the League.
After seeing Steven Gerrard break down in tears of pride, joy and disbelief, as well as his passionate post-match pep talk ahead of next Sunday’s trip to Norwich following their 3-2 defeat of Manchester City, I came to realise just how much being English champions would mean to the Reds, and considering the above, no one would be more deserving of it.
I haven’t really seen that same level of passion, determination or belief being expressed by the other title chasers; Liverpool evidently want it more.
Both fans and players demonstrated incredible desire to lift the Premier League trophy they've waited so long for before, during, and after their hard-fought victory against title rivals City, a desire that has been largely evident throughout the majority of the season.
Winning the title would also be a worthy reward for the impeccable job manager Brendan Rodgers has done transforming Liverpool’s fortunes not long after helping his newly promoted Swansea retain their Premier League status.
The Reds’ determination has seen them surpass Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester City in the chase for Premier League glory, and if Chelsea fail to win the league this season, I hope Liverpool do as they have worked extremely hard and displayed great passion and determination to get where they are now.
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