Can Liverpool get even better or have they peaked too early?

Steven Gerrard takes a question during a pregame press conference

Liverpool may be in pole position to claim an elusive Premier League crown but did they hit hot form too early, can Chelsea or Manchester City take over?

Liverpool have just won their tenth Premier League game in a row, with the last triumph in that run the undoubted feather in their cap as they scalped Manchester City at Anfield by a 3-2 score.

Two of the club's high profile stars, captain Steven Gerrard and attacker Luis Suarez, have both either scored or assisted a total of 11 each, meaning they are, between them, producing or contributing to at least one goal per game.

Proving to be so reliable in this run has been significant in their leapfrogging of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City to take command of the division and, if they extend that run to 14, then they are guaranteed an elusive crown.

  Touch /AppPass AccShot AccChances CreatedAssistsGoalsDribblesAppsMins
Gerrard 80.70 87% 61% 14 4 7 5 10 863
Suarez 66.80 72% 34% 24 5 6 72 10 896
Coutinho 62.80 82% 33% 21 3 3 22 10 700
Sturridge 41.30 80% 36% 12 4 6 29 10 816
Sterling 40.40 79% 91% 15 1 4 41 10 632

However, have they peaked too soon? Can Liverpool really sustained this form until the season's end?

Liverpool only have to contend with one goal every week from now until the curtain-calling climax to the season, a Sunday, May 11 hosting of Newcastle United. They first travel to Norwich City, then take on Chelsea at home prior to their penultimate game of the season; a trip to Crystal Palace.

While Chelsea have a more congested fixture list, largely due to their continued participation in the Champions League, Brendan Rodgers will have - arguably - a fresher roster.

Chelsea have a seemingly straight-forward Stamford Bridge run-out against Sunderland ahead of a Tuesday trip to Atletico Madrid. Most of those who travel to Spain would not train on Wednesday and then they have to take on Liverpool, in front of a raucous and confident Kop, on Sunday, four days before their home leg against Atletico. Chelsea finish the season with a home clash against Norwich and a final game against Cardiff.

Chelsea are slowly building up momentum, though. After their 3-1 slip-up at the Parc des Princes against PSG, Chelsea slayed Stoke City 3-0, defeated PSG by the required scoreline in West London and ground a victory over Swansea City.

This may well kick-start the required momentum of a lengthy winning run of their own. Should they do that, the title is theirs as, like Liverpool, it is all in their own hands.

Many regarded the Liverpool vs Manchester City match as a title decider, but all it effectively did was nudge one team out of the running - no wonder John Terry claimed a Liverpool win suited Chelsea.

Now, can the Blues nudge Liverpool out of it, too? Or will the Reds go marching on?

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