It has been a season of surprises this year in England. Manchester United, the reigning champions tumbling down to a shocking 7th place at this stage of the season, and Liverpool, the underdog team that finished 7th last year is most likely to clinch the Premier League trophy. Arsenal’s initial success in the season thanks to Aaron Ramsey’s Brilliant form however was thwarted, owing to the Welshman’s injury on boxing day seriously hampering their shot at the title. All said, it has indeed been a season of uncertainties.
Chelsea and Manchester City have lived up to their expectations, but because of a few shocking displays in the recent weeks, both teams are finding themselves right on the heels of leaders Liverpool. Pellegrini’s Manchester City took a massive blow last week with Yaya Toure getting a knock at Anfield in a potential title decider against Liverpool which the home side eventually overcame thanks to a late Philippe Coutinho winner.
Chelsea under Mourinho this season have had have lacked that killer striker throughout the season, much of that owing to Fernando Torres’s miserable run in. They have been a team which have been looking up to their midfield to do the job for them but without a recognized goal scorer this tactic has backfired on certain occasions, leaving them 5 points behind the table toppers.
Liverpool breathing a new leash of life under Brendan Rodgers reign have been thriving on their Uruguayan goal machine Luis Suarez’s sublime form. The Uruguayan international has found the back of the net an astonishing 30 times in spite of having played 5 games less than everyone else which was as a result of the 8 match ban he picked up last season for biting Chelsea defender Bransilav Ivanovic.
Liverpool have the numbers going right this season as they have already scored 96 goals making them the highest scoring team. With Captain Steven Gerrard leading the team from the front, the Reds look likely to win the elusive premier league title after 24 long years.
But as they all say, It’s not over until it actually is. With 9 points to play for, this is an open house. Even though the odds are stacked against Manchester City and Chelsea, it is quite possible that a few slip-ups could prove costly for Liverpool. All three teams theoretically have a chance of winning the trophy.
This is the business end of the Tournament, and at this point all that matters is the will to keep pushing forward and not looking back. To go the extra mile . The final Push until the final whistle.