Why Liverpool won’t win every remaining game this season
Eight reasons why Ian Wright’s bold prophecy won’t be realised
Ian Wright has stuck his neck on the line and predicted that Liverpool will win each of their remaining eight Premier League games to win the title this season. The Spoiler disagrees. Liverpool haven’t won eleven consecutive league matches in a season since 1982 and here’s why every single remaining game has banana-skin potential:
Fulham away – The Cottagers’ home form is the fourth-best in the Premier League and they have won two of their last three against Liverpool at Craven Cottage. They have already beaten Manchester United and Arsenal there this season and drew with Chelsea.
Blackburn home – Since Sam Allardyce succeeded Paul Ince, Blackburn have lost just four out of eighteen games.
Arsenal home – The Gunners are unbeaten in sixteen Premier League games and have yet to lose against fellow Big Four sides this season.
Hull away – Liverpool have drawn their last two away games against newly-promoted teams: Birmingham at the end of last season and Stoke in January.
Newcastle home – Joe Kinnear will be back in charge by then and the Irishman lost just two of his initial twelve league games in charge so could have a rejuvenating effect once again.
West Ham away – Liverpool have won on only three of their last nine visits to the Boleyn and were beaten 1-0 there last season.
West Brom away – The Reds have lost their final away game once every two years since 2002-03 and last season they won it.
Tottenham home – Spurs are unbeaten in six league meetings with the Big Four this season.