Liverpool are entering a season-defining period in the Premier League with their next seven games.

The Reds are chasing the title and have opened up a five-point gap – the most ever at this point. Their perfect record after five games naturally boosts hopes of finally finishing 1st but they’ll know just how close they are after the next two months.

Jurgen Klopp

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That’s because of the fixture list, which has kicked up a season-defining period for Liverpool.

They face four of the top six in that time. First, there’s Chelsea away on Sunday, then Manchester United away on October 20th, before Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield one week later. The biggest game, however, comes on November 9th – Manchester City at Anfield.

That’s an incredible selection of teams and there won’t be a tougher period. But the pressure gets pushed up a notch as Jurgen Klopp’s side have Champions League games four days before both Spurs and City.

Pep Guardiola

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Now, both of those teams will have similar challenges, but it still means they won’t be straightforward.

 

Adding to the run of games is three against non-top six teams. There’s Leicester City at home before the international break – probably the toughest team outside the top six.

Napoli penalty costs Liverpool a point.

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Then games against newly-promoted sides. Liverpool face Sheffield United and Aston Villa over this period – and both away from home.

That’s seven games, none of which are straightforward games. Liverpool either face a tough test at home or an away tie every time.

And if they still have a strong lead at the top, you can consider them the favourites to win the whole thing.

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