Revealed: Who the media want to win Premier League - not Chelsea

Premier League

Neither Manchester City or Chelsea hold the favour of football journalists in England, as "most" want Liverpool to claim the crown.

Currently atop the Premier League table with 80 points from 35 matches, Liverpool lead second-place Chelsea by five points and have a six-point advantage over Manchester City (who have a game in hand).

Liverpool have just three fixtures remaining in their football calendar and can wrap up a long elusive title should they return a hat-trick of positive results against Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday, versus Crystal Palace in south London on May 5 and against Newcastle United on Sunday, May 11.

In the event they do all that, they will make football writers in England extremely happy, says Daily Mirror reporter Oliver Holt in a Google Hangout with Bleacher Report, not because they are biased towards Brendan Rodgers' Reds, but because it represents the best story.

"I'm aware there's a certain breathlessness about the coverage of Liverpool's title push this season and I think a lot of fans of other clubs interpret that as bias towards Liverpool," he said. "It's biased in a way. It's not biased in the way that the journalists are Liverpool fans… it's more that that's the best story. Liverpool winning the title is the best story."

Holt continued by remarking that the fact they have not won a title in the Premier League era, that it is the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough and that they were billed as underdogs pre-season all provide a recipe for terrific copy: "The length of time since they won their last one, the restoration of a great club. and this season is 25 years since Hillsborough, which has stirred so many emotions. And the fact they're such huge underdogs. They've come from nowhere, from 7th last season…

"There are so many things feeding this narrative that it make it very attractive for journalists to cover and very attractive and easy to write about."

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