One one hand, the ever-increasing competitive nature of the Premier League is making it hard for many clubs. Just look at Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs all struggling. If you’d been able to bet on Southampton, West Ham, Swansea, Newcastle AND Stoke having more points than Liverpool after 11 games at the end of last season you’d probably be very rich by now.
And that brings us to the next game away at Crystal Palace on 23rd November. This is a team that have really struggled and haven’t managed a win since September. Palace are far from being a good team; even United beat them (just) at Old Trafford. They are going to be desperate to put in a good home performance for their fans and that spells danger for Brendan Rodgers.