Liverpool's bubble might not burst

Liverpool Supporters

Liverpool sit top of the table with a two point gap over Chelsea and a squad as good as any other in the Premier League.

Many will be looking at the Premier League table waiting for the dip in form which inevitably happens to sides that find themselves in unexpected solid positions during the early part of a season.

Liverpool have produced quite literally the perfect start to the season and manager Brendan Rodgers has got exactly what he asked for from the board with key additions throughout the summer all over his squad.

Add to the mix the fact that Luis Suarez is shortly due to return from that ten match ban and things are starting to looking very good if you’re a Liverpool fan and the chances the bubble could burst are slim.

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic with one of the most obvious falling with the attack of the team.

Daniel Sturridge has scored in every Premier League game for Liverpool so far this season suggesting he is capable of producing the sort of prolific form that you need from more than one forward in order to win the title.

If Suarez can get focused and produce the sort of form that he showed last season, Liverpool could be boasting an attacking partnership that no other attack will get close to by the end of the season.

We all know exactly what Suarez is capable of but put that alongside the passion, the consistency and the sharpness that Sturridge is starting to produce and when Rodgers plays them both together, it’s enough to give an opposition defence a real headache.

The thing which really crippled Liverpool over the first half of last season was the fact the squad was so stretched heading into the winter months when the games were piling up thick and fast.

Not only does the current side have more opportunity to rest, through not being in the Europa League, when a player does need some time out, there is a quality player ready to come in.

There was a real sense of anxiety when Kolo Toure was taken off injured against Notts County in the League Cup but the arrivals of Tiago Ilori and Mamadou Sakho now means there is more than one option in the back four.

If one of the key midfielders go down, Liverpool have versatile players who can switch positions as well as key young, rising stars like Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe, capable of producing some very exciting football.

The real worry for the club will be what happens if Sturridge or Suarez goes down at a later point in the season and whether someone like Iago Aspas, Victor Moses or Luis Alberto has got enough to step up and fill the void.

Liverpool have their best chance of at least finishing in the top four in recent memory and if Rodgers gets the balance just right, they are a great outside bet for the title, just ask Manchester United.

What do you think? Can Liverpool seriously challenge for the title?

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