Sunday saw Liverpool draw nine points clear of Premier League champions Manchester City. The Reds beat Pep Guardiola’s side 3-1 with a thoroughly impressive Anfield performance. With the Blues already looking out of touch, Liverpool can fully dismiss the Manchester City challenge in the next three games.
After the international break Pep Guardiola has a tough task on his hands. Frank Lampard’s high flying Chelsea visit the Etihad on the 23rd of November. The London side have been performing well above expectations this year and find themselves in third place, tied on points with Leicester City in second.
Liverpool can pile pressure on Manchester City when they visit Crystal Palace earlier that day. The Reds should make light work of the mid table side.
The following week sees City take on Newcastle United away in a lunch time kick off. The Blues fell to defeat at St.James’ Park last time they visited and Steve Bruce has shown that he can organise a defence this season – they beat Manchester United in October. Later that day Liverpool will cruise past Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield.
As the fixtures pile up, the champions must journey to Burnley on the 3rd of December for an 8:15pm kick off. There are few tougher fixtures than a midwinter midweek night game at Turf Moor. Will Pep’s superstars from sunnier shores be able to hack it?
The following day Liverpool take on Everton at Anfield in the Merseyside Derby. Given the two side’s form this year and the thoroughly professional performances the Reds have put in of late, this shouldn’t be a problem for Jürgen Klopp’s men.
It will take a lot for Pep Guardiola to pick up all nine points in his next three games, it will be a breeze for Klopp. Liverpool could dismiss the Manchester City challenge once and for all.