Liverpool odds: Premier League 2022-23 top four, top scorer and more
We’re now 26 games into the 2022/23 Premier League campaign and Liverpool will once again be looking to restart a winning run having suffered a shock defeat. Get the latest Liverpool betting odds here.
Liverpool top four finish odds
Liverpool aren’t mathematically out of the title race, but that won’t be in their mind at all, instead their main aim this season has to be the qualify for the top four. At the start of the campaign that would have been the bare minimum, but given how the Reds have so far fared, it may be celebrated as a success.
Liverpool entered 2023 with a 2-1 win over Leicester and a four-game winning streak in the Premier League but went on to lose three of their next four matches. Brentford, Brighton and Wolves all put three past Liverpool with a goalless draw against Chelsea their only point during that run.
The rot was stopped last month as Liverpool beat Everton 2-0 in the Merseyside Derby, which gave the Reds a boost on Opta’s AI-powered season predictions for a top four finish, and it was given another shot in the arm after their recent win over European-chasing rivals Newcastle.
A 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace threatened to halt their form, but Klopp’s men have continued their purple patch in unbelievable form, recently beating Wolves 2-0 and smashing North-West rivals Manchester United 7-0. It was an emphatic and comprehensive mauling that has seen them vault up to fifth.
However, their momentum may have been halted once more with yet another defeat. Travelling to bottom-of-the-table Bournemouth after a 7-0 win over Man Utd, Liverpool were heavy favourites but they were outplayed by the Cherries and fell to a 1-0 defeat thanks to Philip Billing’s first-half effort.
Even if Liverpool fall short in the race for the top four finish, the Reds should be looking ahead to European football next season, via the Europa League or Europa Conference League. With Man Utd winning the EFL Cup final, it would appear that at least sixth will be enough for European football, and Liverpool are currently fifth in the table.
Things are tight, though, with just four points separating them from Brighton in eighth. Seventh may also be enough if the FA Cup winners are guaranteed a European place through their league finish, but Liverpool will be eyeing the Europa League over the Europa Conference League if they miss out on fourth.
Liverpool were last in Europe’s secondary competition in 2015/16 when they made it all the way to the final in Klopp’s first season, losing 3-1 to Sevilla despite taking the lead.
Liverpool also suffered a poor start in the Champions League, thrashed by Napoli in their opening game, but they rebounded a lot quicker in Europe and were stronger than in the Premier League -securing five wins from their final five group stage games. It was only that heavy defeat to Napoli that prevented Liverpool from topping the group, and they were given an extremely tough last 16 tie.
Again throwing it back to last season, Liverpool were just two games away from winning the Quadruple, the closest an English men’s team have ever gone. They were beaten by Man City in the Premier League and, in the Champions League, they lost 1-0 to Real Madrid in the final – a game in which Thibaut Courtois had one of the best performances of his career.
It was a repeat result of the 2017/18 Champions League final, but Liverpool bounced back immediately to win in 2018/19. If they are to do the same this year, then they will have to tap into the inspiration of their comeback triumph over Barcelona in 2018/19, as they trail Real Madrid by three goals heading into a second leg.
Los Blancos were pitted against Liverpool in their last 16 tie, and they ran riot at Anfield with a 5-2 win after initially trailing by two goals. Klopp needs to produce another miracle against one of Spain’s heavyweights if Liverpool are to progress in this competition, but his side have it all to do.
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