Big Six? It's all about the Premier League's Big Three

Rex Christensen
February 12, 2019

At the end of January, Jurgen Klopp's side had the chance to go seven points clear at the top of the table.

The home side's second goal was an exquisite chip over Bournemouth Keeper Atur Boruc by influential Dutch global player Georginio Wynaldum, withy the move starting with Keita winning the ball off former Red player Jordan Ibe.

Liverpool are fighting for the Premier League title along with Manchester City, who returned to the top of the league with a 6-0 drubbing of Chelsea on Sunday.

And Liverpool ensured they got their title bid back on track with a much-needed three points.

The atmosphere inside Anfield was brilliant from start to finish with Trent Alexander-Arnold claiming he'd never seen anything like it. A three-man press of Robertson, Mane and Naby Keita forced former Reds winger Jordon Ibe to lose possession and Georginio Wijnaldum's one-touch control and clever lob was exquisite.

This is due to a variety of factors, but given how close Liverpool are to securing silverware it should not be, and this is the point made in the buildup to the clash with Bournemouth.

Virgil van Dijk will serve a one-match suspension as the Reds lock horns with Bayern next Tuesday, while Joe Gomez is out of action for the foreseeable future.

"Thursday night I had a tablet from the doctor for my knee", said Wijnaldum, quoted by the Liverpool Echo. "It was a tablet that could induce stomach pains", said Wijnaldum, was named man of the match.

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Manchester City are irresistible but I think the fixtures are in Liverpool's favour, especially with City still in four competitions.

"It might just suit them, the way Liverpool are with all the emotion of going for the holy grail trying to get it over the line, to chase it for a little bit".

Jürgen Klopp's side have an average of 1.71 points against the other Big Six sides this season - City's is 2.38 - and they have Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs to play.

An anxiety, or restlessness, from the crowd can spread to the players, which was evident in the 1-1 draws with Leicester and West Ham, but so too can the positive aggression Klopp calls for. In the morning I was still weak and had diarrhoea I must say the tablets helped a lot.

Having said all that, I'll change my tune if Liverpool don't win at Old Trafford this month!

"But even at half-time I had to run off to get to the toilet".

"What will happen in Merseyside, as it did in Manchester all those years ago, is you will be walking down the street and people will be saying "I think we can do it, go on let's do it this year".

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