Liverpool were coasting home to the Premier League title for the first time in their history until Coronavirus happened in March. The Reds had not won any form of league title in the top flight for three decades until this season.
Until Premier League football was suspended two months ago at the end of week 29, Liverpool had the best record in the history of the competition at that point of the season. Liverpool won 27 games, drew one and lost just one from those 29 games thus amassing 85 points. They had a 25-point advantage over Manchester City in second position.
Liverpool won’t be denied their title for long as the Premier League is expected to resume next month and players have already returned to training ahead of the restart. Only two wins from the remaining nine games would be enough to hand Liverpool the title thus taking them to 19 league titles and just one behind leading club and rivals Manchester United who have won the league title 20 times.
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The challenge for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his players would be to re-enact their insane Premier League form in this campaign as from the next season. The Reds are likely to break the most points recorded in Premier League history currently held by Manchester City (100 points during the 2017/18 season). Liverpool need just 16 points from the remaining nine games and 27 points.
After the league title win for this week has been sorted, the next target for Liverpool would likely be to usurp Manchester United at the top of the list of most Premier League title wins and they need to dominate the league for more seasons to achieve this starting from next season. Let’s examine what Liverpool need to continue their stay at the top of the Premier League:
1. Dynamic Striker – Liverpool have one of the best attacks in European football with the deadly trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane but they still need a better fourth option than Divock Origi who has always done well in that role. RB Leipzig star Timo Werner is the top target to fill this role ahead of the summer’s transfer market.
2. Left-sided Defender – The Reds need an able deputy for first choice left-back Andy Robertson who has been very consistent over the last two years.