The parlours and salons of the footballing chatteratti have begun to reverberate with a panoply of differing opinions on how long Liverpool can keep up their winning streak in the wake of their midweek victory over Sunderland.
Gus Poyet’s men represented a potential banana skin both visually and metaphorically in their change strip, but their scalp means Liverpool have now claimed 21 points from the last 21 on offer.
Fingers are always on the pulse here at bwin.com and our odds boffins have been quick to cook up a comprehensive market on which side will next avoid defeat at the Reds’ bloodthirsty hands.
Of the would-be streak-busters remaining on the menu Chelsea look like a swoon-inducingly brilliant wager at more than 11/1.
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That the league leaders are such a huge price is because they visit Anfield a fortnight after Manchester City, who are 51/20 to halt the runaway train.
Before the Citizens turn up on Merseyside the Reds must dispose of Tottenham, who they demolished 5-0 in London, and West Ham.
Like the discombobulated Lilywhites, the Irons are not to be feared, even at the Boleyn Ground, as they’ve lost to eight of the nine top-ten sides to visit them so far this term.
Man City had a misguided offside decision and a Simon Mignolet howler to thank for victory over the Merseysiders at the Etihad and Steven Gerrard’s battalion will be itching to right that wrong.
Just two sides have avoided defeat at Anfield in the Premier League all season and as long as Martin Demichelis remains in the line-up City will be vulnerable to the hosts’ incendiary attack.
Luis Suarez has plundered 11 goals in his last four meetings with Norwich, who are the meat in Liverpool’s season-defining sandwich, which leads us neatly on to Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho’s men have lost fewer games than any other side in the league, conceding a league-low 14 away goals in the process.
When Chelsea set out to avoid defeat under the Portuguese they invariably do, as goalless draws at Old Trafford and the Emirates and victory at the Etihad illustrate.
If they can’t claim at least a point there must be a real opportunity Liverpool will end the season with their streak at 15 matches, a glorious future you can invest in at 33/1.