After a very bright start to the season for Liverpool which saw them made favourites from the chasing pack to finish in the top four things seem to have gone a little wrong with draws taking over from wins as Liverpool’s most common result at Anfield and the bookies now think that Liverpool could struggle to break into the top four this season.
After a few games this season Liverpool were the overwhelming favourites for a top finish and could be backed at 4/7, which was much shorter than the 5/4 that was available at the start of the season. Going into this international break Liverpool have managed to win just one of their last four league matches and with Arsenal, Spurs and even Sunderland still in great form it is no surprise that the bookies have had to push out Liverpool’s top four odds, they can now be backed at 2/1 to finish in the top four and that means the bookies think Liverpool are going to finish sixth this season, although it will only take a couple of good results to see Liverpool’s odds shorten again.
Liverpool were just 14/1 to win the Premiership at the start of the season and most Liverpool fans knew that this season was going to be far too early in the rebuilding process for a legitimate title challenge, it is therefore no surprise that Liverpool have now drifted out to a more realistic 66/1 for Premiership success this season. Whatever happens this season a top six finish does look pretty much guaranteed with the bookies offering just 1/14 for that.
Liverpool fans will be not only hoping for a successful season for the team but also for the manager and players as individuals. Kenny Dalglish could be a contender for manager of the season if he oversees Liverpool’s return to the Champions League, he is rated at 14/1 to pick up that award. As far as player awards go, you can already bet on the PFA Player Of The Year Award and Liverpool’s most likely winner is Luis Suarez, he is the fifth favourite for the award at 16/1.
Even if Liverpool don’t make it back into the Champions League this season there is still a decent chance of silverware with Liverpool going strong in the Carling Cup. Liverpool are in the quarter finals of the Carling Cup and can be backed at 7/1 to win the competition which is a bit shorter than they are to win the FA Cup, which is yet to start properly, Liverpool are 10/1 to win that tournament.