Premier League Trophy is Liverpool’s to Lose
Arsenal went into this match in fine form, having won their previous five Premier League fixtures. Head coach Mikel Arteta deserves the most praise for the Gunner’s upswing in results, fine-tuning his youthful squad into a legitimate top-four contender this season. However, even with Arsenal’s improvement, they were no match against an ebullient Liverpool.
Liverpool in 2022 has been consistently elite. They’ve won their last nine Premier League fixtures in a row since the beginning of January; beating the likes of West Ham, Leicester, and now Arsenal. In conjunction with vying for the Premier League crown, the Reds won the EFL Cup last month against Chelsea. Liverpool is also still challenging in the knockout stages of the FA Cup and Champions League.
Premier League Table as of March 17th, 2022
The race for the Premier League trophy is strictly between Liverpool and Manchester City. They’re both built for sustained success and are considered two of the best clubs in Europe. The title race has only been between these two clubs in the past five Premier League seasons, with a sizable gap between the others at the top of the table.
For the first time under Pep Guardiola, Manchester City has drawn back-to-back games. The “Sky Blues” recently tied Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace in the Premier League and to Sporting CP in the Champions League. These draws come after a defeat to Antonio Conte’s Tottenham and a narrow 1-0 victory over relegation teetering Everton – courtesy of some questionable refereeing. If Liverpool can continue their strong vein of form for the remaining nine Premier League matches – they will surely lift the English crown over their industrial rivals in May.
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