By: Fasika Zelealem
Liverpool Odds Against Burnley for July 11th
Liverpool needs three wins out of their last four games to break Manchester City’s points record and win total that would surely place them as arguably the greatest Premier League team of all time.
With two difficult fixtures coming up against Arsenal and Chelsea, the home game against Burnley is a must-win.
After a tense 2-0 win over Aston Villa, Liverpool traveled to Brighton & Hove Albion where a Mohamed Salah brace and a goal from captain Jordan Henderson saw off the home side that placed Liverpool on 92 points; back to 23 points ahead of Manchester City.
Salah is now on 19 goals, joint-third in the division with former red Danny Ings and only behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (20) and Jamie Vardy (22).
Liverpool’s next game against Burnley will be a hard-fought one if anything. The Clarets have just one loss in their last 12 games and their first game since the restart in what was a 5-0 defeat to Manchester City was that only defeat. Since then, they’ve gone four games unbeaten, winning three of their last four, including keeping three clean sheets.
Liverpool Odds to Continue Their Dominance Over Burnley
Nick Pope leads the division with 14 clean sheets, one ahead of Liverpool keeper’ Alisson and Manchester City’s Ederson.
Liverpool has ever only lost to Burnley once in the Premier League; a 2-0 defeat back in 2016. Since their return back to the league in 2014, the two teams have met nine times since with Liverpool coming out on top seven times, tasting defeat once and drawing once.
Sportsbooks odds on a 31st league win for Liverpool open at -450. Odds on a shock Burnley win which would stretch their unbeaten streak to five games open at +1100. Odds on a draw between the two teams open at +550.
Is this Liverpool Team the Greatest in Premier League History?
I’m a Liverpool fan and I would love nothing more than a consensus on us being the greatest Premier League side of all time, unfortunately, there are a couple of things we need to do first that would greatly help our argument.
Breaking Manchester City’s record of most points (100) and most wins (32) in a league side will go a long way in arguing in favor of Liverpool but first, let’s mention some of the great sides in league history.
We just mentioned them, the 2017/18 Manchester City side cruised to their fourth Premier League title and first for Pep Guardiola. They finished 19 points ahead of second-place (Manchester United) and hold the record for the biggest margin of victory.
The 2004/2005 Chelsea side who conceded just 15 goals in the season (a record that still stands). It was their win record and points record that stood for 12 years before City broke it a couple of years.
I still think at this moment in time the Man City team of 17/18 is the greatest to grace the league but if Liverpool does what they need to do, it’ll be difficult not to go with them.