Mohamed Salah To Lead Liverpool To Premier League Glory Next Season?
Liverpool showed moments of brilliance in the 2017/18 campaign that would suggest Jurgen Klopp's side can challenge for the Premier League title next season. The Reds secured a top-four finish for the second year in a row - securing Champions League football at Anfield for the upcoming campaign. Klopp's men looked destined to secure a sixth victory in Europe's elite club competition but defending champions Real Madrid had other ideas; Liverpool fell 3-1 to the La Liga giants in the Kyiv showpiece back in May.
But that was then and this is now - Liverpool can use that disappointment as the catalyst to lay down a serious challenge to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's men were simply sublime in 2017/18, breaking records for most points, most goals scored and biggest title-winning margin. City were a class above their rivals throughout the campaign but Liverpool did get the better of them in the Champions League and the Anfield faithful will expect their side to push the Blues close in the Premier League title race.
Salah IS A World Beater
The main difference between Liverpool and Manchester City? Mohamed Salah. Referred to by fans as the 'Egyptian King', Salah matured into a world-class talent in 2017/18 and he can lead the Reds to the Premier League crown. Salah was named PFA Player of the Year after his exploits last season and also scooped the Golden Boot in his first full season in English football. According to WhoScored, the Egypt star notched 48 goals in 57 appearances for club and country last campaign and supporters will be hoping for a similar return in 2018/19.
Let's not beat around the bush - Salah is one of the most gifted footballers in the world. The likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid have both been linked with a move for the Reds forward but his new five-year contract extension should put an end to any talk of an Anfield exit. On his day, he is unplayable and he has the ability to help Liverpool secure silverware; the die-hard fans will be hoping for trophies next season. If Salah is able to emulate last season's form, a first Premier League title could be on the cards; he can be Liverpool's Lionel Messi for the next five years.
Liverpool Are Stacked In Attack
According to the latest Betway odds as of July 5th, Liverpool are 5/1 to win the top-flight title - punters will be keen to back Klopp's side at that price. The Reds are blessed with talent in key areas of the pitch and the arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho will only enhance their chances. Clawing back the deficit to Guardiola's men will be difficult but if anyone can do it, Liverpool can. Klopp will have a plan to get the Reds back to the top of English football and it would take a brave man to write Liverpool off.
Salah has an excellent relationship with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane - Liverpool's front three rivals that of Real Madrid. Many believe that this Reds forward unit is the greatest in Premier League history and it is difficult to dispute that opinion; the trio combined for 91 goals in all competitions last season. There's no doubting that Salah is the star at Anfield but the Egyptian would struggle without Firmino and Mane wreaking havoc in the final third.
Fast-Starting Reds Primed For Title Push
This Liverpool side is heading in the right direction and the Anfield faithful will be expecting big things in the coming years - buying a programme for every fixture this season is an absolute must. With Salah now tied down to an extended contract and a few talented players arriving before the beginning of the campaign, the Reds have got important business done nice and early - giving them the perfect opportunity to start quickly. A fast start could put the two Manchester clubs on the back foot in the title race and it is much easier to build an advantage than it is to play catch-up.
Liverpool are well and truly in contention for Premier League glory next season and Salah can be their difference maker; it could be a historical year for the Kop. The Reds were right in the mix at one stage last year but City were just too relentless - they were well worth that title triumph. Klopp's side are usually competitive in cup competitions but it is now time for Liverpool to harness all of their efforts on winning the Premier League title. A big push for supremacy in England's top flight could prove dividends come May 2019.