Liverpool passed one of their toughest tests so far this season with a brilliant 3-0 win on a cold Wednesday night in Stoke. Jurgen Klopp even had the luxury of starting the match with key players Mo Salah and Philippe Coutinho on the bench.
Sadio Mane put the Reds in front after 17 minutes before Salah joined the fray and added two fantastic goals, taking his tally to 12 in the Premier League alone. The manner of the win and the performance showed that Liverpool mean business in terms of finishing in the top 4 once again.
Even the most optimistic fan will admit that winning the title this season will be out of reach due to the incredible form of Manchester City who have only dropped two points all season. Therefore, qualifying for the Champions League again would mean a relatively successful campaign.
If you were looking to back Liverpool for a top 4 finish, you can get good value with certain bookmakers. For example, Stan James are offering 6/5 on Klopp guiding his side into Europe’s leading club competition yet again. With the help of a betting calculator, this market can also be useful when matched betting.
To put these odds into context, it seems like the bookies can’t decide who is likely to claim 4th place. Man City are certainties to end up in the top 4, with odds of 1/500 in some places. Man United are best odds 2/11, while Chelsea can be backed at 1/3.
Tottenham Hotspur have really been struggling in the Premier League following their famous win over Real Madrid in Europe. Since then, they have only won once in four league games. Now, Spurs are best odds 11/8 after dropping to 7th, below Burnley.
Arsenal seem to be going the other way and are now back in form after hammering Huddersfield 5-0 on Wednesday. That said, the bookies still seem to think that Liverpool are more likely for a top 4 finish, as Arsene Wenger’s men are best odds 6/4.
Looking at the Reds’ upcoming Premier League fixtures, there seems to be a great opportunity to pick up some more wins and really challenge towards the top of the table. It’s a trip to Brighton on Saturday, followed by home games against Everton and West Brom.