Liverpool: Eight points clear at the top, is it finally their year?

Six brief words from Sky Sports Gary Neville to attack both fear and delight into the hearts of Liverpool fans:I do not think that they can lose it from here.
Following a stunning weekend of Premier League action, headlined on Saturday night from the European champions last-gasp victory over Leicester but overtaken on Sunday by Manchester Citys shock defeat at home to Wolves, Liverpool enter the international break not as league leaders but also as favourites to finish the season as champions of England – a standing which has eluded Anfield for thirty long years.
It is a position of prominence that at the same time is the substance of dreams for Liverpool fans but also a possible nightmare for just seven more anxious months.
Neville might have just been half-serious in his assertion that Liverpool can not shed the title out of here. The reality is they may – and if they do, then they might never live it down.
Liverpool are definitely big favorites, however when Van Dijk gets injured, or Salah gets injured it might change, said Neville. There is thirty matches to move.
My schooling in soccer is nothing for granted, concurred fellow Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness.
And rocked to John Stones in the wake of the summer death of Vincent Kompany and Aymeric Laporte by expensive harms, keep their star men match.
Its been the perfect weekend, so it does not get any better if you are a Liverpool fan, summarised Jamie Redknapp. Its Liverpools to lose. They have just got to keep their heads.
They have been through this before with Brendan Rodgers and last year believing itd be their year. 30 years is a long time. I believe if they keep their heads, keep Van Dijk, maintain Mo Salah fit – I do believe its Liverpools year
Except Liverpools year can nevertheless only another season, or following May to be precise, and also the still-long street to their first league title since 1990 stays littered with possible pitfalls, beginning with a visit to Manchester United on Sunday October 20, live on Sky Sports, even when the Celtics season resumes in two weeks period.
Just as United are at a difficult moment, its one of the toughest games, said Neville. Then Liverpool face City in a couple weeks too. Liverpool have games coming up they could drop points in – that they may not.
City have pressure in their own to compete. The shock loss hastens the scale of their defensive issues and happened just three weeks at second-from-bottom Norwich City following an loss. City have issues to worry over at January, if Liverpool do not know whether to observe or fret.
City arent appropriate, starkly concluded Neville to a gloomy afternoon for the blue and red areas of Manchester. They have put such a high quality along with the rear four isnt perfect. Theyre conceding opportunities and they just didnt concede chances. They are not like they were.
They place such a high quality and Liverpool matched that regular this past year, barring a hairs width, if City drop below that. Not substituting Kompany and the harm to Laporte is a large problem for them. They look vulnerable. They have not shown vulnerability for a couple of years and people will believe they are
City are damaged, added Souness. If you return to last game of the season when they won the league at Brighton, theyre 3 centre-backs down on that day.
Im sorry but Otamendi and Fernandinho? Youll get away with it against lesser teams but he belongs to ground readily, when Otamendi gets one off against Wolves striker. Thats likely to charge them. Now it cost them Norwich, it cost them. Theyre in a difficult location.
Liverpool just need to keep their nerve.

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