It has been the season of life for everyone associated with Liverpool Football Club. The title picture looked clear in November when Liverpool smashed Manchester City at Anfield. One thing was clear since then, Liverpool needed to challenge themselves, so they do not get complacent.
Arsenal remained still the only invincibles
They targeted every single record, were close to breaking many, but failed in a few. Complacency wasn’t seen until they were crowned champions at Stamford Bridge. In the very next game, they were destroyed by Manchester City by four goals without scoring any (Details and statistics [fixture 11867542]). The loss at Vicarage Road ended the dreams of becoming the new invincibles of England.
They also became the quickest team to ever win in the EPL as they did it with seven games remaining. Breaking Manchester City‘s points record seems to be the final bit of motivation the squad. After the restart, it seemed inevitable that Liverpool will easily cross the hundred points mark. They needed 19 points from a possible 27, which seemed likely to happen for a team of this magnitude.
Still a chance for another record
However, sitting here with three games to go seems like it is a do-or-die scenario for Liverpool. They created 22 chances against Fulham and scored one goal, which was canceled by a thrilling volley. It was a reasonably good performance, but against teams like Burnley, you just can’t switch-off for a moment. With those 2 points dropped, Liverpool now requires 3 wins from 3 games to cross 100 points.
The last game will be at St. James Park against a changed Newcastle team of late. It seems they should get the 3 points against Brighton. A win is also likely against Arsenal as [coach 307]’s defensive issues continue. The most tricky out of the three is the one against Chelsea at Anfield, where Liverpool haven’t lost in ages. Nothing is for granted in the Premier League, as every team has something to play for.
Since the restart, Liverpool have shown signs of worry and uncertainty. It will take special effort from Liverpool to cross the 100 points milestone. This team has been nearly perfect this season. But the question is, will they pass the landmark which was set by their predecessors?