Liverpool Hold Statistical Advantage in Premier League Title Race Despite Injury Woes

Liverpool maintains a statistical edge in the Premier League title race over rivals Manchester City and Arsenal, despite grappling with an injury crisis.

With the Reds currently atop the league table after 25 games, their path to securing their 20th league title appears favorable, especially considering their upcoming fixtures compared to their competitors.

Despite facing a growing injury crisis, including key players like Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, and Darwin Nunez sidelined, Liverpool benefits from statistically easier remaining fixtures. According to statistics from SoccerSTATS, Liverpool’s average points per game (PPG) of their remaining opponents stands slightly lower than those of Arsenal and Manchester City.

The Reds’ next opponents, Luton, have averaged 0.82 PPG away from home, setting a promising tone for their midweek clash. Additionally, Liverpool’s remaining 13 matches boast an average PPG of 1.38, compared to Arsenal’s 1.42 and Manchester City’s 1.52.

While Liverpool faces challenging encounters against top teams like City, Spurs, and Brighton, they also have favorable matchups against lower-ranked sides. Arsenal and City, on the other hand, face a tougher schedule, including trips to Anfield for City, a historically challenging ground for them.

Despite concerns over injuries to key players like Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool remains hopeful for the return of others like Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominik Szoboszlai in the coming weeks. However, uncertainties linger regarding the extent of injuries to Alisson, Jones, and Nunez.

As Liverpool navigates through a packed schedule, including the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea and FA Cup action against Southampton, their ability to maintain their statistical advantage could prove crucial in their pursuit of the Premier League title.

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