No team in Europe's top leagues has been in as strong form as the current Premier League leaders in 2014.
Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool currently sit top of the Premier League table with just three games left to play – if they win all three games they will be crowned Premier League champions for the first time in the club’s history and their first domestic league title win in 24 years.
The Reds have not lost a match in the Premier League since their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 29th 2013. This means Liverpool have gone the entire 2014 stretch of the league season unbeaten and won an impressive fourteen out of their last fifteen games – this is their best run of form since the last time they held the title of English champions.
The only interruption in their success is the FA Cup loss to Arsenal back in February, outside of league competition.
What’s more is that no other team in Europe’s top five leagues is in better form, performing as successfully and consistently as Liverpool at present – in the near five months played of 2014 so far, no team has gone unbeaten in their league.
In La Liga, Spanish leaders Ateltico Madrid have gone unbeaten in nine league games this season and presently sit top of the table but Diego Simeone’s side have lost two games this year to Almeria and Ossuna in February, and have drawn three. They are the only side in La Liga to have not lost one in their last six but in my estimation, La Liga is not the same intensity and level of competition across the board as the Premier League in any case.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich have already been crowned German champions this term under new manager Pep Guardiola – the Bavarians have lost two of their last six games and whilst second placed Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in their last six, Dortmund have lost two games this year against Borussia Monchengladbach and Hamburger SV.
In Serie A, Juventus currently lead the Italian top tier but The Old Lady have lost one of their last six – second placed Roma are unbeaten in their last eight with an incredible eight wins on the trot but they have lost two games since the turn of the year to Napoli and Juventus.
In Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain lead the French top tier by a clear 10 points but no side is unbeaten in their last six, never mind the entire year and, of course, in the Premier League, no other team is unbeaten in their last six or ten and no other team is unbeaten in 2014.
Liverpool went into this season with the objective of qualifying for the Champions League but little did the Reds know that, under Brendan Rodgers this term, they would have a chance to finish out the season as the beat team in Europe by far.