5 Reasons Why Liverpool Will Fall Short Of Winning The Premier League Once Again

Without a league title in 27 years, this season could well make it 28...

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Liverpool are one of the most famous clubs in world football, and a jewel in the crown of English football.

However, since since their last league title in win 1990, the Reds have failed to secure a single championship, allowing bitter rivals Man Utd to overtake them in terms of league wins along the way.

While Liverpool have come close on occasion, most notably under Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers a few seasons back, there has always seemed to be that something missing which has prevented them taking their first Premier League crown.

A club like Liverpool cannot afford to be going this long without league success, and while domestic cups and European trophies have arrived, nothing can beat the feeling of being league champions.

This season looks set to follow a similar trend if early indications are anything to go by, with more than one reason to suggest the Reds will once again come up short.

5. Over Reliance On Firmino

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One thing has become abundantly clear in the opening four games of the season, and that is that Liverpool are going to be heavily reliant on number nine Roberto Firmino bagging his fair share of goals.

While Sadio Mane and Mo Salah will no doubt chip in, Liverpool will be without a recognised fully fit striker if Firmino is to go down with injury.

England international Daniel Sturridge is seemingly constantly on the treatment table, while the club have allowed Divock Origi to join German club Wolfsburg on loan. Add to this an injured Danny Ings, and it's difficult to see who would step in for Firmino if the worst happens during the course of the season.

Two goals and two assists, plus one in the Champions League this week already indicate Firmino's importance, and the Reds will be in big trouble should he pick up a serious knock.

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