Liverpool have been cut to 4/1 to go through the season unbeaten in bwin’s Premier League winner predictions after prevailing 1-0 at Tottenham.
Roberto Firmino’s 37th-minute strike helped the Reds to move 14 points clear at the top of the table, with a record of 20 wins and one draw.
In amassing an astonishing 61 points from a possible 63, Liverpool have now made the best-ever start to a top-flight season in any of Europe’s top five leagues.
Jurgen Klopp commented: “I’ve been in football 50 years and if somebody told me that would ever happen, I would say it wasn’t possible.
“It’s cool, it’s exceptional, but at the moment I can just say what we tried to do is create a basis for the rest of the season, and the rest of the season is long.”
The Blues climbed up to second thanks to a 6-1 romp at Aston Villa, where Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick, Riyad Mahrez bagged a brace and Gabriel Jesus also netted.
However, Pep Guardiola played down their chances, stating: “Forget about it, we would have liked to fight against them but we could not, for many reasons.”
Leicester dropped down to third, 16 points off the pace, following a surprise 2-1 home loss to Southampton, but are still 1/10 to finish in the top four.
Dennis Praet put the Foxes ahead on 14 minutes, but Stuart Armstrong equalised via a deflected shot soon after and Danny Ings hit a late winner for Saints.
Brendan Rodgers said: “The players have been brilliant up until this point, so it’s a sore one, but we will go away and they can recover a little bit now, physically and emotionally.”
Blues and Red Devils boost top-four hopes
Chelsea are six points behind Leicester in fourth after beating Burnley 3-0 and quoted at 9/25 for a top-four finish in bwin’s Premier League winner predictions.
Jorginho put the Blues in front from the penalty spot, before Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi struck either side of half-time.
“It was just what was needed in terms of performance and result,” said Frank Lampard.
“The one thing obvious to everyone is that we should have scored more goals, but I won’t complain.”
Manchester United have been trimmed to 11/4 to make the leading quartet after a 4-0 win over Norwich left them five points adrift of Chelsea.
Marcus Rashford’s double was followed by further strikes from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
Harry Maguire commented: “The boys set a great intensity and there is no doubt we played really well.
“That is the tempo we need to play and we have set our standard now.
“We have to keep improving and keep working hard and hopefully the results will pick up.”
Tottenham fell four points behind the Red Devils due to their loss to Liverpool and are out to 5/1 to make the top four.
Arsenal are 16/1 for the same bet after a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace left them down in 10th spot and 11 points off fourth.
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