Liverpool Fight Back to Maintain Unbeaten League Record
Liverpool went to Burnley last night and survived a fright, coming back from 1-0 down to win the game 3-1 and maintain their unbeaten record in the Premier League. After 54 minutes, Jack Cork put Burnley 1-0 up, and that was the spark that finally brought Liverpool to life in the game. They came back well, scoring two goals in the space of seven minutes to take the lead and adding a further in injury time to wrap things up and take home another vital three points.
With the win last night, Liverpool are still unbeaten and they have now won 12 games and drawn three of the 15 they have played. That leaves them in second place with 39 points, two off Manchester City who are currently top. There is a gap of six points back to Tottenham who moved up into third last night and even though we are not even at Christmas, it looks as though the Premier League title will be a two horse race this season between City and Liverpool.
If you want to know what has turned Liverpool into title challengers then the best place to start is their defensive play. They have one of the best attacking front lines in the world, and they are always going to score goals. However, in Virgil Van Dijk they brought in a leader to help their defence out, and he certainly has done. Not only is he a good player himself, but his organisational skills have helped those youngsters around him perform better, and if Liverpool do win the league title, while their front line will get the attention, it is their defensive play that will take them there.
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The two title challengers both head away over the weekend for their games, both of which are live on TV. In the early game, Liverpool travel south to face Bournemouth in a game they are the 6/10 favourites to win, with Bournemouth available at 17/4. Manchester City have a much tougher game, they travel to Chelsea and City are 10/11 to win that one, with Chelsea at 29/10. A win for Liverpool and a loss for Manchester City would move The Reds to the top of the Premier League on Saturday night.