Don’t Listen To The Bookies

18 Jul

Don’t Listen To The Bookies


Brendan Rodgers believes his side will still be in the title mix despite losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona in a deal worth around £70 million.


The Reds confirmed on Friday that they had reached an agreement for the sale of the controversial Uruguayan, after accepting an offer for the striker.


Rodgers has already taken steps to deal with life after the departure of the PFA and FWA Player of the Year by splashing out on Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, Bayern Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can and Benfica winger Lazar Markovic to bring them to Anfield.


The Reds started their pre-season fixtures with a 2-1 defeat to Brondby in Denmark as Rodgers played a lot of his youngsters with many of his experienced players still on holiday through their participation in this summer’s World Cup.


After the game Rodgers spoke about Suarez by explaining:


“The sale of Suarez does not lessen our ambition. We thank Luis for his contribution here but we move on, looking for the right players. We’ll go and do our best. Our best last year nearly won us the title.”


Rodgers seems full of confidence ahead of the new season despite losing Suarez but I see the bookmakers don’t agree with the Liverpool manager’s optimism as they rate them as much as 10/1 to win the Premiership with Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all ahead of them in the betting.


I’m quite surprised they can make Manchester United third favourites for the title after finishing seventh last season, maybe they think they can do a Liverpool this season.


I think I’ll be taking a punt on Liverpool’s generous odds.


One Response to “Don’t Listen To The Bookies”

  1. Tommo July 18, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    Not convinced with the signings ;-( But hope we beat uniturd too a Champions League spot 😉

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