This weekend saw Liverpool beat Manchester United at Anfield in convincing fashion. It was a landmark victory as The Reds made their old enemy appear like a Championship side playing above themselves. Yet another strangulation. There was a big statement of intent post match as Liverpool fans finally sung “we’re gonna win the league”.
There has been an air of caution around Anfield in the last few months.
Even though The Reds have opened up a yawning gap at the top of the table, fans, players and coaches alike were all sticking to the line – “one game at a time”.
It appears that the supporters have finally broke ranks. The Kopites believe it’s done.
The win over Manchester United put Jürgen Klopp’s men 16 points clear of Manchester City, with a game in hand over The Citizens.
Before the game James Pearce pondered whether or not this would be the day that the supporters finally caved.
Lovely afternoon for it. The chance for Jurgen Klopp’s men to go 16 points clear.
Is this the day when the Kop chant changes from ‘Liverpool, top of the league’ to ‘we’re gonna win the league’? #LFC pic.twitter.com/6XM46bz3zL
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) January 19, 2020
After the game he was proved right. Moments after Mo Salah slotted past David De Gea to put the game beyond doubt, Liverpool fans burst into a chorus of “we’re gonna win the league”.
— Liz (@UnbearableLiz6) January 19, 2020
This is a massive statement from the Kopites, we have held our ground for so long. We have been out of sight for months but now is the time to accept it.
The Premier League has now become a case of “will they do it unbeaten” and “how early”. If Manchester City manage to lose every game until mid February, the Reds can win it then. Goodison Park in March seems more likely.