Can the Reds go one step further after just missing out on the title last term? Get our Liverpool betting tips and the latest LFC betting specials here.
Liverpool FC Tips & Betting Specials 2019/2020
Can the Reds go one step further after just missing out on the title in dramatic circumstances last term? Get our Liverpool betting tips and the latest LFC betting specials here.
Liverpool Price Boost
Liverpool’s 2018/2019 campaign was absolutely momentous. The Reds broke the record for the highest points in a Premier League season by a team that failed to win the league as they managed to amass an incredible 97 points, just one fewer than the eventual winners Manchester City, the only team to beat the Reds in the Premier League all season but success did come in the club’s favourite competition, the Champions League, as they lifted ‘Ol’ Big Ears’ for the sixth time.
Beating fellow Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League Final in Madrid will have served as vindication for German boss Jurgen Klopp, who had come under criticism from some quarters having not yet lifted a trophy beforehand during his time on Merseyside. Can he make sure his side kick on and ensure they win more silverware this term with that long wait to lift the Premier League trophy continuing on.
Liverpool Betting Specials
Odds correct at the time of writing. You can add every bet to your betslip by clicking below.
- To win the league – 5/2
- To win the Champions League – 7/1
- To win the FA Cup – 5/1
- To win the EFL Cup – 6/1
- To finish in the top four – 1/10
- To be top Northwest club – 7/4
- Mohamed Salah to be top scorer – 5/1
- Virgil van Dijk to be PFA Player of the Season – 14/1
All odds from William Hill
Liverpool Vs Norwich Betting Tips
Who is next for Liverpool? They face newly promoted Norwich City on Friday 9th August 2019 and we’ve added our pre-match thoughts and predictions.
In what is surely their most successful season of the Premier League era, Liverpool so nearly ended their agonising wait to lift the trophy last season as they managed an incredible 97 points, an amount that would be more than enough to win the trophy most seasons. In the end, Manchester City managed to pick up just one more and the Reds would have to settle for their runners-up medals despite losing just one game all season long.
It was in the Champions League where the Reds truly excelled though, coming from three goals down to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate in the semi-final before overcoming Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitana in Madrid. There’s no doubt that Liverpool supporters will have been delighted with that win given their teams history in the competition, but to just fall short of the Premier League trophy in the cruellest of ways must have hurt.
Jurgen Klopp has quickly reached heroic status among the fervent Anfield support. The German boss endeared himself to the fans almost immediately when he arrived part-way through the 2015/2016 campaign and he seemed to have a clear blueprint for how to get the club back to their best and within four years he found himself lifting the Merseysiders’ sixth European Cup trophy, with that plan being vindicated in the best possible way.
There can be no doubt that Klopp has had money to spend but he has spent it wisely, identifying key areas to improve upon and bringing in the perfect candidate in each position. The additions of Virgil van Dijk and Allisson in the last two years in particular have proven to be incredibly intelligent buys to add a defensive base to the gegenpressing, heavy metal football Klopp prefers from his teams when on the attack.
Transfer Window Activity
Perhaps unsurprisingly given how strong Liverpool were last season, there are no new major arrivals into Anfield as yet this summer. Thus far, the only incomings at Melwood have been young Dutch centre-back Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle and young English forward Harvey Elliott from Fulham, although neither are expected to play much part in the first-team for the time being.
More importantly, the Reds have managed to hold on to all of their key assets, with only fringe players like Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno having left the club so far this summer. Whether they will add one or two before the window slams shut remains to be seen with the likes of Philipp Max, Junior Firpo, Bruno Fernandes still linked. There have even be whispers that a sensational move to bring Philippe Coutinho back to Merseyside from Barcelona could be in the pipeline.
The Key Man
One of the easier key men to pick out in the Premier League, Virgil van Dijk has been at the absolute heart of everything good that Liverpool have done since he arrived at the club in January 2018 for what was a world-record fee for a defender at the time. The Dutchman has been an absolute colossus at the back since then for Jurgen Klopp and his side and quite rightly picked up the PFA Player of the Year last term.
The stats speak for themselves. In the 2018/2019 Premier League, campaign, van Dijk oversaw 20 league clean sheets, was not dribbled past by a single player, won 181 of his 264 aerial duels and made no fewer than 199 clearances. Equally adept in playing out from the back as he is in winning duels as an out-and-out old-fashioned defender, van Dijk has become the blueprint for the modern day centre-back since he moved to Anfield.
Will Klopp Turn To Youngsters Ahead Of New Signings?
How do you improve on a squad that came so close to winning the Premier League last year and managed to get it’s hands on the Champions League trophy? Indeed, there’s even a feeling that the likes of Fabinho and Naby Keita will be better for having a full season of English football under their belt, so it’s perhaps not surprising that Jurgen Klopp has decided against dipping into the transfer market so far in this summer.
Instead, the German has hinted that he may be willing to afford more game time to some of the youngsters knocking on the door of the first-team squad. Harry Wilson, fresh from a fine season out on loan out at Derby County, will be one of those players, alongside the highly-rated Rhian Brewster, midfielder Curtis Jones and new arrival from Fulham Harvey Elliott. Expect those that don’t go out on loan to get some first-team opportunities this term.
Who Will Be Van Dijk’s First-Choice Centre-Back Partner?
One position that is difficult to pinpoint in the Liverpool starting line-up is which of their defensive options is most likely to partner Virgil van Dijk. Joe Gomez appeared to be nailing down the starting berth in the early stages of last season before he picked up an injury which saw the likes of Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren afforded more game time in the latter stages of the campaign.
The fit-again Gomez will have been hoping to start the season as first-choice, but pre-season fixtures so far suggest that Joel Matip may keep his spot for the time being. There’s a handful of talented young defenders in the academy waiting for a chance of game time too, including Dutchman Ki-Jana Hoever. In reality, van Dijk’s ability brings whoever partners him up to another level and the healthy competition will please undoubtedly please the coaching staff..
Where Will Liverpool Finish This Season?
While The Script has City to win the league, we think this will be Liverpool’s season.
There, I said it. I think Liverpool are going to win the Premier League this season. Having come so close last year only to fall just short, you can bet that they will be as determined as ever to chase down Manchester City this term and given how difficult we have seen teams find it to retain the Premier League trophy in recent seasons, we suspect the Citizens will find it even more tough to win the competition for a third consecutive time, particularly with Pep Guardiola surely more driven than ever to ensure he lifts the Champions League trophy as a priority this term.
No new signings may have been made as yet, but the Reds will welcome back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from long-term injury and Naby Keita will be more influential this time around now that he has had time to adapt to the Premier League. It will undoubtedly be a close run thing between what are clearly the best two teams in the division for our money, but we’re backing against the bookmakers and expecting the Reds to end their league title wait in 2019/2020.
Our Liverpool Bet Of The Season
It may be a difficult year for fans of other Premier League clubs who have enjoyed mocking Liverpool’s lack of Premier League trophies in recent years as we back that long drought to finally come to an end come May. On paper, Manchester City may have the edge, but we think psychologically it may be difficult for them to win the trophy for a third consecutive time, particularly with the desire that Pep Guardiola has to advance in and win the Champions League. With the quality that they have in every area of the pitch, Liverpool are likely to be just as difficult to beat as they go in search of the trophy that has eluded them for almost 30 years.
Liverpool FC Tips & Betting Specials 2019/2020