Last night, at Anfield, we saw a classic example of just how unpredictable the Premier League can be.
After seeing Manchester City beaten, by Newcastle United, the previous evening, hopes were high that Liverpool could take advantage of the slip-up by Pep Guardiola’s side, to increase their four-point lead to a very enticing and somewhat comfortable seven-points.
Sadly, it wasn’t to be.
On a cold and snowy evening at Anfield, despite taking an early lead, Liverpool were denied all three points by a Leicester City side that were resilient and grabbed a deserved point when Harry Maguire scored an equaliser in first-half stoppage time.
In the second-half Liverpool pressed but couldn’t quite get the breakthrough and were denied, on a couple of occasions, penalty appeals that could have gone either way.
After the game, as reported by the BBC, Jurgen Klopp, disappointed at his sides failure to take maximum points from the game, took the opportunity to blame the inclement weather, remarking:
“You saw that the ball didn’t roll really.
“If you then have the ball pretty much for 70 to 80% of the time it makes life really uncomfortable.
“The only problem is if it stays on the pitch and that was actually the case.”
Some might say it was the same for both sides, but that isn’t exactly true.
At half-time, the Liverpool ground staff pulled off something of a flanker when they only cleared the snow from the half of the pitch Liverpool were attacking.
Unfortunately, it was a ploy that didn’t work.
Nevertheless, the result has seen Liverpool increase their lead, at the top of the table, to five points.
The title, we feel, is ours to lose.
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