It’s hard to gauge whether the recent trend of high scoring games involving Liverpool this season is down to a Kevin Keegan-style ‘If you score two, we’ll score three’ philosophy, a torrid defensive line-up or both. Either way, it’s bloody brilliant to watch.
They’ve scored 70 goals in 27 league games and accrued a goal difference of +35. Luis Suarez has 23, Daniel Sturridge has 21, Steven Gerrard eight, Raheem Sterling six and Jordan Henderson and Martin Skrtel are both on four each. Brendan Rodgers’ team are hitting goals in unstoppable fashion right now.
I’ve raved about them for a while now and said throughout the summer, and at various points throughout this season, that they could win the league and make no mistake about it, however unlikely, they’re still in with a chance. Barring a collapse of Newcastle-like proportions, they should ease to Champions League qualification and a richly deserved return to the big time.