Three stats that prove Liverpool are serious title contenders

Liverpool’s first eight games of the season have been a barrage of different challenges.

The Reds have travelled to the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs, hosted the champions, Leicester City, and journeyed to relegation-threatened sides such as Burnley and Swansea, while playing Hull City at Anfield.

After all of this, Jurgen Klopp’s side are just two points off the Premier League’s summit, with their return of 17 just above the two-points-per-game return that guarantees 78 – the sort of tally needed for a top four finish come title challenge.

Indeed, Leicester secured the biggest prize in our national game with 81 points to their name just a few months ago.

So, are Liverpool among the teams we’re all watching as we begin to get an idea of who will lift the trophy come the end of May 2017? We at FFC Towers think so, and here are THREE stats to back that up…