With 18 league titles to their name Liverpool are one of English football’s most decorated clubs, but notably the Reds have failed to finish top of the table for over 25 years now. In the past decade the club has seen two second place finishes that offered a glimmer of hope, but it is the start to the season made by Jurgen Klopp’s 2016/17 Liverpool that seems to have fans at their most excited yet about the return of league glory to Anfield.
Eleven games into the current campaign and Liverpool sit atop the Premier League table with 26 points, one more than Chelsea. As if being top of the league isn’t impressive enough, Liverpool have scored 30 goals in 11 games, which is a real testament to how Klopp has set up his team.
Bovada now price Liverpool as +275 second favourites behind Manchester City (+200). As any betting fan will tell you though the return to wait ratio on league outright bets is poor, so we take a look at some of the other options available to back Liverpool through what looks like it will be a memorable season.
Sadio Mane, one of Klopp’s summer recruits, has hit the ground running since signing from Southampton and already has six league goals, which makes the +2200 on him finishing as the league’s top scorer a decent outside bet.
Both Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho have five goals apiece and can be backed at +4000 and +5000 respectively to win the Golden Boot. Neither are likely to score 25 goals this season (which is the ballpark figure for the usual winner) but you never know with the way Liverpool are playing; stranger things have happened in football.
Klopp has also guided Liverpool to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup, formerly the League Cup, where Liverpool finished as runners-up to Manchester City last season. Klopp is taking the competition seriously as evinced by their +200 odds to win it. Liverpool face Leeds United at home in the quarter-finals. The Reds, no matter how strong (or weak) a team they field, should be far too strong for the Championship. At +200, it’s worth backing Liverpool to win the EFL Cup.
Liverpool have won the FA Cup seven times. Although the Premier League teams are yet to be drawn, Liverpool are +900 third favourites to win the competition. On current form you could not really argue with those odds, odds that are sure to shorten dramatically should they draw a lesser team and progress to the fourth round.
There is talk of Liverpool winning the domestic treble, such talk may be premature and betting on it certainly would be at this stage of the season. Bet on all three individually though, and there’s a good chance you’ll see at least one winner.