It is generally believed that Manchester City will win the English Premier League. Although the Citizens are just one point ahead of Liverpool with just one game to go, it is however widely believed that City will beat Brighton in the last game of the season and win the league even if Liverpool win their own last game of the season against Wolves ( which on its own is a tough challenge ).
Virtually all the bookmakers have Manchester City to win the title now and I doubt there is any pundit out there who remotely thinks City will drop points to Brighton. Off course Brighton managed to nick two points off Arsenal but having earned their spots in the Premier League next season, Brighton’s players are like to be a party mood which will play to City’s advantage. Our advice to punters is if you must bet on Liverpool surprising everyone and winning the league, do so via free bets. There are many fresh, new betting sites opening their doors (and welcome bonuses) to you with good free bet offers which you can take advantage of if you want.
The implication of City winning the league is that after such a wonderful season they have had, Liverpool could till end the season trophy-less unless they can manage to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat when Barca visit Anfield later tonight. Having lost 3-0 in Spain, I doubt there is any Liverpool fan who is 100% confident their side will go through.
Crazier things have happened in football. We have seen Manchester United overturning a 2-0 home defeat against PSG but it is Barca and Liverpool’s fans know this. Klopp Jurgen’s side’s job is even made more difficult by the fact that two of their most prolific attackers will not be available for selection tonight when the Reds take on the Catalans. Top scorer Mohammed Salah and Firmino will be missing in action due to one injury to the other.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Henderson; Mané, Origi
Out: Firmino (groin), Keïta (groin), Lallana (muscular), Salah (collusion)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Rakitić, Busquets, Vidal; Suárez, Messi
Out: Dembélé (hamstring), Rafinha (knee)
Obviously, Barca has the advantage but never say never. The likes of Steven Gerrard would probably be reminding the players of how the came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat Milan in the final of the Champions league years back. Can the Reds do it? Highly doubtful but we may have a beautiful game of football in our hands should Liverpool manage to score two early goals.
The Reds outplayed Barca in Spain but didn’t take their chances and if they want to stand any chance at all, their attacking players must be at their clinical best. They simply can’t afford to miss chances upon chances as they did in Spain last week.