Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager

Can Jurgen Klopp lead Liverpool to the Premier League title in his final season at Anfield?

The Premier League title race looks like it could be down to a three-team battle, with Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool all battling it out to be crowned champions in May.

Will City win their fourth title in a row and make it six in the last seven seasons? Or will Arsenal claim their first league title since 2003/04? Plus, Jurgen Klopp will leave Liverpool at the end of the season – will this give the club the momentum to see them win their 20th league title?

Premier League title odds

Manchester City are favourites, with regards to Premier League title odds, despite sitting second in the table with a game in hand on Liverpool above them. They’re currently priced at 4/7 to claim a sixth league crown under Pep Guardiola and they’ll be hard to stop.

In terms of English Premier League tips, leaders Liverpool are currently the second favourite at a price of 11/4, while Arsenal are out at 5/1 despite some impressive recent wins. Mikel Arteta’s men have some work to do to end a two-decade wait for Premier League success.

Klopp’s impending departure from Liverpool, after nine years in charge, was certainly a surprise. However, he’s gotten his team to play excellent football once again and they could realistically end a four-year title drought.

Liverpool are back to their brilliant best

Last season, the Merseyside outfit struggled in all competitions. Not only did they finish fifth in the league, but they were knocked out of both the FA Cup and League Cup before the quarter-final stage. A 6-2 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League was arguably the low point of the season and it prompted Klopp to act during the summer transfer window.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach signed four new midfielders prior to the start of the season and with the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all departing, Klopp reshuffled his engine room. This has worked wonders as Liverpool are not only in the title race, but remain in contention for four trophies this season.

The Reds are through to the EFL Cup final, into the fifth round of the FA Cup and through to the last 16 of the Europa League. They’ve been boosted by the form of Diogo Jota, who has registered 17 goal contributions – 14 goals and three assists – in 27 matches, while club talisman Mohamed Salah has scored 18 goals in just 27 games and this attacking duo has been vital.

With Alisson keeping seven clean sheets and conceding just 19 goals in 21 Premier League matches, they have a goalkeeper who’s a solid presence between the posts.

Add to that a midfield that has been totally revitalised and it’s no wonder Klopp is leading his side to yet another Premier League title challenge. Whatever happens this season, the German tactician will be revered as a club legend due to his impact, but if he could another few trophies between now and May, the 56-year-old will bow out in the best way possible.

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