We’ve all heard it for years. The insufferable four words that come out of every deluded Liverpool fan’s mouth – “this is our year”. Usually you reply with “fuck off, no it isn’t” in a stern and confident manner, but this season there may actually be some substance too it – and these six reasons are proof.
Now, we’ve been here before. The Scousers have provided their supporters with false hope on a number of occasions over the last few years regarding title pushes, but more often than not they slip and fall away. Kind of like Gerrard.
Jurgen Klopp is a god among men, and that's just a fact.
The German saviour has transformed this Liverpool side into a team capable of going all the way, and his charisma that goes alongside it has brought joy to the masses at Anfield. This man is the catalyst. Period.
Yes he's small, yes he has his off moments - but when Coutinho is on form he makes everyone else look like Homer Simpson on a treadmill.
So, he's small, who gives a flying fuck. His agility, finishing and all-round contribution makes the Brazilian vital to this title push.
This is not supposed to be Liverpool's year at all; Manchester City and Chelsea appeared to be well on track to smash through the rest of the league like bulls in a china shop, but that's not how things work in the most competitive league in the world.
Relax, have a cup of tea, then storm this thing.
Liverpool Football Club have suddenly grown Godzilla-sized bollocks in the last few weeks, with a series of morale boosting results giving them that aura of self belief and confidence.
They just need to keep riding that glorious wave of momentum all the way through to May. Easier said than done, but still.
Strength in Depth
Couts, Firmino, Mane and Lallana - what more could you want you greedy bastards. Oh yeah, the likes of Sturridge, Origi and Wijnaldum on the bench and more.
There's no end to the talent on this squad and it's not going away any time soon. Anfield is stocked up to the brim, folks.
No midweek trips to the middle of nowhere in mainland Russia, no long journeys back from some shit hole in Bulgaria - nothing. There is no European competition for Liverpool to fail in spectacularly this year, so logically speaking they have one up on the rest of their competitors. Well, shit, apart from Chelsea.
After years of mockery and being shoved to the side for not being good enough, this is finally the moment for Liverpool Football Club to stand up and be counted once again. No longer will they be removed from the discussion of top clubs in this nation, because they’re ready to reclaim their position atop the English football pedestal. This. Is. Their. Year.