Without even kicking a ball, Liverpool have found themselves cut in the betting to win the Premier league thanks to Sunderland’s remarkable win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today.
Liverpool are now a best price of just 2/7 with Skybet (£30.00 Free Bet) to win their first league title since 1990, and of all the ironies, it was actually a Liverpool player who scored Sunderland’s winner today, and that’s about all Fabio Borini has managed to do in his season long loan from Liverpool.
Not many other than devout Liverpool fans would have given them much chance of winning the league this season, I certainly didn’t. I expected to see a significant improvement, but nothing like this. Liverpool are now just in such a rich vein of form, a league title for Steven Gerard and his team looks all but inevitable.
Over one hundred pounds at 43/1 has been matched on Liverpool to win the league on the Betfair Betting Exchange, they are now just 1.32.
The gravity of where Liverpool now stand can’t be lost on Rodgers and his team, they must be aware that Chelsea will almost certainly be a lot stronger next year, Manchester City can’t keep underachieving, Arsenal will probably strengthen over the summer, and maybe even Manchester United might mount a challenge next season.
Will Liverpool ever have a better chance? And this is arguably Steven Gerrard’s last chance to win the league. If they do win the title, then who knows where it might lead, they could attract Europe’s elite this summer and they should have no problem holding on to Suarez. Then all of a sudden it’s a totally different ball game for Liverpool.
The next 4 matches that Liverpool play will almost certainly have a far more significant impact on the future of the football club, than just what happens in the remainder of this season.
Brendan Rodgers also stands on the brink of history, and he is now a best price of 4/11 with Paddy Power to be named LMA Manager of the Year. His closest challenger is Crystal Palace manager, Tony Pulis, is who is 11/4.