Liverpool face some tough teams in the next five Premier League games
The season is only seven games old but some narratives have already been set.
This seems to be another exciting season ahead for Liverpool as we have won all our Premier League games this season.
Pep Guardiola’s side did that in the previous season as we dropped a few points during the second half of the campaign.
Liverpool’s fixtures are far from easy in the next five clashes, and these could play a huge role into where the Premier League title heads.
Tough clashes for the Reds
It is safe to say that Liverpool aren’t playing fluid football, something that they did a couple of years ago.
Jurgen Klopp seems to have made us a more pragmatic team and there are fewer mistakes at the back. However, controlling a game has its own pitfalls too as teams try to hit us on the counter.
We had to fight hard for our 1-0 win over Sheffield United, and Andy Robertson highlighted that winning games is more important than how we do it (h/t LiverpoolFC.com):
“Look, you can’t win 4-0, 5-0 every single week by playing beautiful football and everyone claps you off the park because they’ve been given a show.
“That’s a different show out there – we had to get down, we had to get dirty and we had to match their battles.”
However, things get tough in the next five league games as we play Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Manchester City.
We have two Champions League games against Genk and a Carabao Cup clash against Arsenal sandwiched between the five Premier League clashes.
Manchester United will try to make it as hard as possible for us at Old Trafford while the game against Manchester City could be one of the games of the season.
City have an easier run
In comparison, City face Wolves, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Southampton and Liverpool in their next five Premier League games.
Of course, Wolves and Palace took points off City last season, but on paper, they have the easier run
If we come out unscathed against these ties, we would certainly have the advantage over Manchester City.
Winning all five games could be a bit of a stretch, but we have the capability of staying unbeaten for a long time.
We need to maintain a lead over City to keep them under pressure, and it will be interesting to see the table after these five Premier League games.
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Should we have a three-point lead or more after the Manchester City game, we could land the one trophy all Liverpool fans hope for.