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38 matches without a defeat. One solid year.
61 points out of a possible 63. The best start to a season by any club in European soccer ever.
Only 35 more points to clinch the title (assuming the second place club doesn’t drop any more points at all this season).
Only 40 points out of an available 51 to set the all-time season total.
Beloved by their supporters like no other club in the world.
Back-to-back Carabao Cup winners. Likely threepeaters of the Carabao Cup.
Likely winners of back-to-back FA Cups.
Thrashers of teams in meaningless games 6-1.
Bottlers of meaningful European games. Every year.
FFP violating. PR arm of human and women’s rights violating dictatorship.
Bandwagon fanbase with no history.
Since the start of 2020, Liverpool gutted out two domestic wins against quality sides in Sheffield United and Tottenham. In between their youngsters won a jubilant FA Cup derby vs Everton.
Across the board, from supporters to manager to players, a feeling of inevitability set it: Liverpool will win the Premier League.
They are a well-oiled machine that just win. Oddsmakers agree, listing them at an absurdly low -2500 (implied odds of 96.2%) on DraftKings Sportsbook to a more likely but less appetizing -6000 (98.4% implied odds) on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Over that same period, City rolled out close to its “A” line-up in a match against bottom tier Port Vale in the FA Cup and Manchester United in the Carabao Cup. Then, they pasted bottom feeders Aston Villa 6-1 in the EPL.
Should City be expected to name inferior line-ups and lose these Cup matches? No. It’s almost adorable how much these lesser trophies matter to them. That’s what happens when you have no real history to speak of and can’t win Champions League titles.
Nor should City hold back and not pour in goals against the Villas of the world.
What City’s dictator owners don’t get though is this: nobody cares. The good PR they think they’re doing themselves is only being met with eyerolls.
City don’t matter. They never will.
Liverpool do — both to their supporters and haters.
The start of 2020 has only amplified that.
The end of the 2019-20 season will only do so more.