Liverpool are no longer a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League, at least if our Premier League betting turns out to be correct. Liverpool are 33/1 in our Premier League betting, and this reflects the fact that in recent seasons Liverpool have become less and less of a force. This is despite the Liverpool picking up a trophy last season by winning the Carling Cup.
Liverpool's eighth place in the latest Premier League campaign was their worst finishing position in top-flight football since the 1953-54 season and led to Liverpool hero Kenny Dalglish being relieved of his managerial duties. Most Liverpool fans we have spoken to here at StanJames.com are not displeased to see Dalglish go, and while they are happy to give new manager Brendan Rogers their support for now it remains to be seen how long that will last if Rogers doesn't deliver results in the Premier League this season.
Rogers earned a reputation in his previous job at Swansea City for playing free-flowing, attractive football with a team that was, by normal Premier League financial standards, put together on a shoestring. Rogers will have to rely on a thrifty approach at Liverpool, as it is clear that he is not going to be given the same £100+ million transfer budget that Dalglish enjoyed during his second managerial tenure at the club.
Rogers has already brought in a former Swansea player Joe Allen, a move that was partly funded by offloading the likes of Dirk Kuyt, Maxi Rodríguez, Alberto Aquilani and Fabio Aurelio. Rogers is also reportedly interested in Fulham's USA striker Clint Dempsey who had a good campaign during the latest Premier League season. Dempsey would be a replacement for the Geordie misfit Andy Carroll, a player who has struggled since he moved to Liverpool from Newcastle for a record fee early in 2011.
Liverpool Premier League Betting:
Man City (11/10)
Man Utd (5/2)
Liverpool Premier League Betting Specials:
(Evens) 65 or more total season points
(6/4) 5th or better finishing position
(4/5) 2 wins or less in first six matches