Sir Alex Ferguson always warned his players that their Premier League aspirations would be determined by a few factors including the leaders feeling the pressure and letting slip a commanding league. Newcastle were the most notable team to crumble in this time period.
It appears that Liverpool are going through a similar pressure to win the league. In the last 5 games Liverpool have let slip 7 points. It does not sound much but to put that into perspective, Liverpool only let 5 points slip in the first 18 games of the season.
It is incredible to think that even though Manchester United in that short time frame have taken 5 points off the leaders and are now only two points from being in the top 4. Obviously, Manchester United will not win the league but what are the chances that they finish in the top 3 this season.
The biggest question is, are Manchester City and Liverpool going through a rough spell at the same time? Or are the pack starting make ground on the run away leaders. Manchester United for one have gone from being 21 points behind to now 14 points.
So have the wheels come off Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes. A lot of the Liverpool fans have, and they are starting to turn on Klopp. On all the national sports radios fans were starting to call for his head as the 7 points lead slipped away and last night saw Liverpool get knocked off top spot.
Have Manchester City put themselves in the driving seat to be the first team since 2009 to win the Premier League season back to back?
We have asked our experts to let us know what the odds for the title race.
After two straight draws and a pedestrian 1-2-2 record over the last five, Liverpool are suddenly level with Man City at the top of the table on 62 points (though hold a game in hand). The title odds have shifted accordingly, and the Reds now find themselves short underdogs (+125) to the Citizens (-135) with 13 games to play says Paruk from Sports Betting Dime. The good news for Liverpool is that their game in hand is against mid-pack Bournemouth at Anfield. After that, their remaining schedule is remarkably similar to City; both play Man United away, Chelsea home, and Tottenham home. So the championship will truly come down to which team is in better form.
So with the last third of the left to go who do you think will win a premier league that looked all but over 5 games ago.