Michael Mongie discusses three things we have learned from the beginning of the 2016/17 Premier League season.
After playing just eight Premier League games, Liverpool is third and only on goal difference. Manchester City and Arsenal are both above the Reds due to superior goal differentials but have also taken 20 points from their opening eight games. Jurgen Klopp’s side is also the joint-highest scoring team in the division and is back to striking fear into defences across England.
Aside from Liverpool fans, there were very few punting the Merseysiders to be Premier League title contenders at the beginning of August. Even after Arsenal were blown apart in thirty minutes of heavy football, a lot more was said about the flawed defence than the flawless attack on display.
Eight games on, however, and the murmurs have begun and opposition managers and pundits alike have begun tentatively bigging Liverpool up and suggesting that May 2017 could swing around and present a scenario that hasn’t been seen for 26 years: Liverpool as Premier League champions.
So, on that bombshell, what are the three things that we have learned from the first three and half months of irresistible attacking football that see Liverpool daring fans to dream again? Read on to find out.