Three stats that prove Liverpool are title favourites

The experts usually say that the table only truly takes shape after ten games.

By that point Liverpool were joint top of the league along with Manchester City and Arsenal. At the weekend they went top with a 6-1 win over Watford and confirmed themselves as title contenders.

It has been just over a year since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield and the German has transformed the Reds into an attacking juggernaut with his famous ‘Gegenpressing’ style.

Eight wins, two draws and only one loss so far this season have confirmed Liverpool as leaders in the title race as they look to go further than the second place Brendan Rodgers achieved three seasons ago.

Here are THREE reasons we reckon they can go all the way.

FREE-SCORING REDS

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The main reason the Reds are top of the league is the sheer amount of goals they have scored.

Their thrashing of Watford took them to 30 in eleven games – the most of any side in the division and just shy of three goals per game.

To put that into context, Liverpool had only 12 goals at this stage last season and are even beating the tally of 21 from their famous 2013/14 campaign with Luis Suarez.

SHARING THE GOALS

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More important than just scoring the goals is the fact Liverpool are also sharing them around the team.

It’s a good sign for Klopp that even if one player stops scoring he has many other that can step in.

The Reds have had ten different goalscorers so far, with three separate players already on five goals: Sadio Mane (six), Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho (both five).

This again favours comparably to Brendan Rodgers’ best campaign where Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge scored over 50% of the goals.

GREAT RECORD OF AGAINST TOP TEAMS

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Arguably the most important factor in any title race is how you play against your title rivals and Klopp has no problems on that score.

The German lost only one game in the seven matches he played against the top four last season and even managed to thrash Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium and 3-0 at home.

This season Liverpool have carried their form over, beating rivals Arsenal and Chelsea and earning respectable draws against both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.