If Liverpool win on Friday night against already relegated Huddersfield Town then Jurgen Klopp’s side will have accrued 91 points from 36 games played in this Premier League campaign.
91 points with 2 games still left to play, the possibility of achieving 97 points. Thats incredible.
Whatever the outcome on the 12th of May we can’t be anything other than proud of this team and what they have achieved this season. And theres still every chance that Jordan Henderson will be lifting two trophies in the next month or so.
Its time to get 91 points, and here are our tips for where it could be worth putting your money ahead of Friday’s match at Anfield. You can find a range of Enhanced Odds on the Huddersfield on our website.
AS CLOSE TO A THREE POINTS CERT AS YOU CAN GET
This is as close to a sure three points as you can expect in the Premier League and though Huddersfield’s fate was sealed four weeks ago, there’s been no discernible improvement on the pitch for Jan Siewert’s men, despite the lack of pressure to get results at this late stage.
It’s now 21 defeats from 23 outings across all competitions since the start of December, as they’ve even shipped four goals in three of their last five.
That includes their last road trip at Spurs which ended 4-0, while their previous trip to a ‘Big Six’ team saw them roundly beaten 5-0 by Chelsea, and they’ve actually lost all 10 encounters with the ‘Big Six’ this season home or away as they trailed at the break in nine of these too.
Meanwhile, we’re on a run of nine consecutive victories in all tournaments, with seven of these by at least two clear goals, while we’ve won 17 of 18 unbeaten matches against bottom-half teams and netted four times in over half of these that came at Anfield.
MATIP SURE TO KEEP HIS PLACE
Jan Siewert hasn’t shown much consistency with his tactics or team selections, often leaving the Terriers’ fans baffled as even the likes of Aaron Mooy, Tommy Smith and Alex Pritchard were left out against Spurs recently.
Mooy and Pritchard are two of their most creative players, but clearly the coaches’ desire to make them more solid backfired and we don’t think the inclusion of either will make much of a difference.
Whereas we were efficient against Cardiff last week and had to wait until the second half for the breakthrough, Huddersfield are unlikely to put up the same kind of resistance as Neil Warnock’s men and we should cruise this one.
Joel Matip put in a man of the match display as he carried the ball out of defence versus the Bluebirds, and we can expect to see more of them same here up against opponents that aren’t going to put up much of a fight in the face of wave after wave of attack.
EYES ON BARCELONA?
There’s only one slight concern as Dejan Lovren recovers from illness, but the improvement of Joel Matip and the return of Joe Gomez means he’s now fourth choice centre-back anyway, so frankly it doesn’t matter very much.
Klopp will ultimately make changes and possibly bring off the key players once the job is complete with Barcelona in mind midweek, though Fabinho in particular should be well rested ahead of the trip to the Camp Nou.
The Brazilian was omitted at Cardiff in favour of more forward-minded individuals, while there’s even less need for his presence here as Huddersfield aren’t likely to be mounting attacks all that often.
Although we expect Klopp to take off the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane somewhere in the second half once the three points are sealed, those two are both in contention for the Premier League golden boot (Salah is joint-top with Sergio Aguero with 19 and Mane has 18) and they’ll both be starting.
With the league title going down to the wire there’s no time for rest, while this game takes place on a Friday – five days before the Champions League tie. With a strong team out on the field, we should be causing the Terriers further misery.