The Premier League season is almost here as Paddy Power release a new free bets offer for punters as the Irish firm enhance Liverpool odds to win the league from 11/2 to a massive 30/1!
Its all part of the jovial company’s new marketing campaign, as the Dublin based outfit celebrate the start of the new football season as they enhance the odds on the top 5 sides, with Chelsea 15/2( was 15/8), Man City 9/1 (was 12/5) Man Utd 16/1 (was 9/2), Arsenal 20/1 (was 6/1 ) and Liverpool a huge 30/1(was 11/2).
There’s certainly plenty of value to be had as the firm reports this morning that the enhanced odds offer is really going down well with punters.
30/1 LIVERPOOL OUTRIGHT! – HUGE ODDS
Boosted from 11/2 to 30/1!
Paddy Power have enhanced the price on Liverpool to win the Premier League from 11/2 to a massive price of 30/1! PLUS have enhanced Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Manchester Unitid! More details below!
They may have finished second last season, narrowly missing out on a title in the process, but it will be hard for Liverpool to replicate last year’s efforts.
The inspired form of Luis Suarez played a large part in the Reds success last campaign but the controversial Uruguayan International has now departed for Barcelona.
Thankfully for Brendan Rodgers and the rest of the transfer committee, the deal was done on their terms ensuring that the team will build and prosper as a result.
Squad building and adding quality has been the key so far. Last season the Reds had to call on the struggling Iago Aspas when Suarez and Daniel Sturridge were struggling.
This time round they will have Rickie Lambert, Lazar Markovic and Adam Lallana.
Sturridge is set to be the main man at Anfield this season, finally getting the chance to play in the central striker position he craves.
However his injury prone frame will ensure that he fails to play in all 38 games meaning that Lambert will get his fair share of opportunities.
It also means that Liverpool need to add another striker to their ranks. A number of stars have been linked most notably Mario Balotelli.
If the second half of last season saw the arrival of Raheem Sterling as a Premier league class attacking, the 2014/2015 season will re-affirm the belief that he is England’s great hope.
The youngster has looked impressive in pre-season and is set to play a crucial role this season.
Steven Gerrard is at the other end of the spectrum with no affirmation required as to his status.
The midfielder has endured a horrible 3 months in his own words but once again he will be key to any Reds hopes this season.
The veteran is unlikely to play as much as he has on occasion with the newly acquired Emre Can, impressive in pre-season, and the bulked up Joe Allen set to get plenty of opportunities alongside Jordan Henderson.
The back-line, so vulnerable last season, has also been enhanced with Dejan Lovren set to add leadership, a quality so evident in its absence since Jaime Carragher made the transition from player to pundit.
While the Reds will no doubt be in the mix, back to back sustained challenges will be difficult especially with Arsenal and Chelsea strengthening significantly, Manchester United appointing Louis Van Gaal and Manchester City’s existing strength in depth not to mention the head down approach adopted by Spurs this summer, given them a known unknown quantity almost.
The target by Brendan Rodgers will be a trophy meaning that the FA cup will be a majority priority.
The League cup will also be given serious attention with the Champions league set to be a steep learning curve for the manager and his young squad.