Jose Mourinho is doing what he does best, playing his mind games to try and unnerve Arsenal and Manchester City. Calling Arsene Wenger a: ''specialist in failure'' and piling the pressure on City by saying they are: ''clear favourites'' to win the league, whilst playing down his own sides chances of winning the Premier League.
In all honesty, I believe that Arsenals title challenge will falter, like in previous seasons. Star signing Mesut Ozil simply just hasn't performed to the dizzying heights Arsenal fans where expecting. And a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool near a fortnight ago highlighted Arsenals mental frailties and defensive incapability's.
The title race will go right down to the wire, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool, yes, Liverpool will be in the mix - and here are three reasons why.
1.) Anfield form
My fellow countryman Brendan Rodgers has brought the fear factor back to Anfield again. Southampton, at the very start of the season are the only team to emerge victorious from Liverpool's stadium. In recent weeks Liverpool have steam-rolled Everton and Arsenal 4-0 and 5-1 respectively. And with Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur still to come to Anfield, I would honestly back the red men to emerge victorious from at least two out of them three encounters.
2.) No Champions League football this year, a blessing in disguise?
Whilst Liverpool's eyes are focused on three points against Rodgers' former side Swansea at Anfield this weekend. City, Arsenal and Chelsea are pitting their wits against Europe's elite clubs whilst also fighting on the domestic front. Obviously this is where Liverpool want to be next year but for now, they will play every league game like a cup final, and my third and final reason is why Liverpool should be confident of winning most.
3.) S.A.S (Suarez and Sturridge)
The deadliest strike partnership in English football bar none. The deadly duo have scored 39 Premier League goals between them this season. A stat made all the more impressive as Suarez missed the first five games of the season, and Sturridge himself missing a few games with injury. Uruguay's Suarez is simply unplayable on his day, and Birmingham-born Sturridge has lethal pace and ice cool finishing, together in tandem, they are simply pure class.
So whilst Brendan Rodgers says he will be happy enough with Champions League football, I'm sure his eye is on the bigger prize. O how Steven Gerrard would love to bring the league back to Merseyside come May 11th, when they play Newcastle at home. Less dreaming, more believing.