Liverpool are currently sitting third in the league only two points behind Arsenal at the top of the table. They are currently in top form and are showing no signs of slipping up after the 4-1 demolition of West Brom on Saturday.
Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez are in lethal form for Liverpool scoring a total of 14 goals between them. Their partnership is the most lethal in the Premier League and should only get better seeing as they have only played together since Sturridge signed in January and Suarez has missed ten games through suspension. Suarez returned from suspension in top form and scored a spectacular hat-trick against West Brom on Saturday.
The defence is also looking in much better shape than this time last year, conceding only eight goals compared to fourteen at the same stage last season. Kolo Toure signed on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer and he believes they have a chance. He told the Liverpool Echo “of course we are contenders because we have so many great players. The way we are playing shows that. This is a fantastic club. We want to win trophies and we want to win the title. ”
Squad depth, suspensions and injuries will all play a key part as to whether Liverpool will be able to keep pace at the top but the same applies to all the top teams and with a bit of luck Liverpool could cause an upset.
Going out of the league cup and missing out on Europe must have been a disappointed to fans but this may well work in their favour this season. All the top teams will see their squad stretched and will have to rotate players every week while Rodgers will have the advantage of being able to pick his strongest side every week.
The biggest disappointment of the campaign so far was the home defeat to Southampton but they are a difficult side to beat these days and the other top teams have also suffered defeats in the opening weeks. It could be argued that Liverpool’s fixtures have been kind but they beat Manchester United at home and have eased past teams they would have struggled against last season.
Liverpool now face Arsenal away, Fulham at home and Everton away which will give a clear indication of how far they have come but whatever happens Rodgers wont get carried away and will take it one game at a time.
Winning the league may be a step to far for Liverpool this season but to break into the top four would be a fantastic achievement and the prospect of Champions League football would surely attract world class players.