Why Backing Liverpool For Premier League Glory May Be A Wise Investment

  • 19th July 2018
Why Backing Liverpool For Premier League Glory May Be A Wise Investment

Why Backing Liverpool For Premier League Glory May Be A Wise Investment

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool had a successful, yet frustrating season during the 2017/18 campaign, finishing 4th in the Premier League and narrowly losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

In all honesty, there wasn’t much that any goalkeeper could do about Gareth Bale’s wonder strike in Kiev, which will probably go down as one of the greatest goals in history – even possibly on the same level as Zidane’s effort against Leverkusen all those years ago.

However, to say that Karius suffered a backlash from this fixture would be a slight understatement. Although Liverpool fans have been crying for a new shot-stopper long before this incident, this certainly sealed Karius’ fate. But who could be next to put on the gloves for The Reds?

Step forward, Alisson Becker.

Joining from AS Roma within the region of £67m, the Brazilian goalkeeper may be the man who can guide Liverpool to glory.

Alisson is renowned throughout Italy as a reliable pair of hands, conceding just 28 goals in 37 games for the Giallorossi whilst also keeping 17 clean sheets.

Furthermore, former team-mate and AS Roma midfielder, Diego Perotti, voiced his displeasure following the announcement of Alisson’s departure.

“He was a really important goalkeeper for us and his saves rescued a lot of points and games last season.”.

Something that Liverpool have desperately been needing.

In addition to this, by making this acquisition it sends a message to the fans and the opposition that Liverpool will be a force to be reckoned with come August 10th – not to mention the other signings joining the Brazilian this season.

Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri will all be wearing the Liverpool shirt this season and add great depth to this side to help challenge or even win the Premier League title.

Although Manchester City, United and Tottenham all finished above Jurgen Klopp’s side last time out. This could be a time for change. What seemed to be Liverpool’s undoing last campaign is their defensive errors, as The Reds drew 12 games last season – with only Brighton, Southampton and relegated West Brom managing to secure more.

If Liverpool were to turn half of their draws into wins, The Reds could have finished the 2017/18 campaign with 87 points and in second place.

Alisson provides Liverpool with the defensive solidity that the fans have been crying for and this may make a huge impact come the end of the season. Just look at Manchester City for example, with Claudio Bravo between the sticks, an error-prone goalkeeper, the Citizens finished 3rd  in 2017. Guardiola signed Ederson the following season and they went onto win the Premier League.

And as said by Sir Alex Ferguson, “Attack wins you games, defence wins you titles”, which may be the case for Liverpool.

Manchester City are the favourites for the title this season at 8/13. Liverpool meanwhile can be backed at 5/1, which may be a shrewd investment.