Liverpool have three games remaining to score 10 more goals to reach the 100 goal milestone.
Throughout 2013, the Merseyside club have been a force to be reckoned with going forward. In Luis Suarez, they have one of the world’s best goalscorers, and the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho have helped the numbers tick over.
The Red’s recent surge of 22 goals in the last 6 games has given them a real opportunity of reaching 100 goals in all competitions during the calendar year of 2013.
Not bad for a side who finished in 7th place during last season Premier League campaign and were disappointingly knocked out of the FA Cup, Europa League and this season’s League Cup in the early stages. So just how have Liverpool managed such a feat?
The return of Lucas Leiva towards the end of last year, the form of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez reaching the top of his game have all contributed to Liverpool having a finely balanced side and one that offers such a goal threat.
Liverpool’s first six home games at the turn of the year really set the ball rolling despite one of those being a 2-0 loss to WBA. They managed to score thee past Sunderland, five past Norwich, five past Swansea, three past Spurs and a further three at home to Zenit Saint Petersburg as they tried to overturn their away leg defeat in Russia.
The goals have just kept coming for Liverpool. Further results, such as knocking six past Newcastle at The Sports Direct arena and their recent 5-0 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane have seen Brendan Rodger's side outscore free scoring Manchester City in the Premier League this calendar year by four goals. Chelsea are 11 goals adrift and Manchester United are a whopping 17 goals behind.
With 79 goals in the Premier League during 2013, Liverpool have scored an extra three in the Europa League, four in the FA Cup and four in the League Cup to bring their 2013 tally to 90 goals.
The Reds have three games remaining to reach the milestone, Cardiff City at home before two crunching away ties at Manchester City and then Chelsea. Should Liverpool beat Cardiff City at Anfield quite comfortably, the 100 goal milestone might just be determined by Liverpool’s mentality going into the table topping clashes.
Can Liverpool reach 100 goals? With the form of Luis Suarez plus their recent 5-0 demolition of Tottenham is anything to go by, then it surely isn’t beyond them to go and knock a few more goals in between now and New Year’s day.
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