It’s a question that has been on my mind for the past month.
I’ve watched the Premier League for most of the season and it’s been a great ride, with the most interesting team in the league, Tottenham Hotspur, continuing to push towards the title.
The club are currently third in the table, having scored just 28 goals, but that’s not the only reason why the team have been so successful.
It’s not just the amount of points they’ve accumulated, but the amount they’ve put in behind the strikers, the quality of their attacking play and the amount the club have paid to bring in the likes of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.
There’s been so much hype around this side of the football that it has become easy to forget how little the game really matters.
I feel it’s the same thing with football.
If you’re not interested in the game, you’re just not interested, and when the game does matter, you will get upset.
That’s not how it should be, but there it is.
The way things have gone, and the way they’ve played, has made me wonder.
When the team is so good, the players seem to do everything in their power to win.
They’ll put the ball in the net, they’ll shoot it, they will win the ball back and they’ll defend superbly.
But what about the strikers?
Is that the reason for the success?
Are they doing everything in the best interests of the team?
And are they really capable of putting in the work necessary to achieve their goal?
Here’s what I’ve found out.
What is the best way to win?
The question has been asked before.
It comes down to the amount and type of goals a team can produce in the Premier Leagues.
A goal in the first half of the first round, which the Reds scored in the 2-0 win over Everton last weekend, would be enough to make the title favourites.
That would mean that the Reds could still qualify for the Europa League and play at home against Arsenal in the third round.
A 3-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League group stage, or a win over Tottenham Hotspurs in the Europa league final would also be enough for the top three.
The next two games, against Manchester United and Liverpool, are crucial.
The Reds’ first leg, against Everton, was won 4-2 thanks to a goal from Daniel Sturridge.
In the first game, Sturridge’s late winner helped seal victory.
The other, against Liverpool, came courtesy of another Sturridge goal.
A third goal in a Champions League game was enough to secure qualification for the last 16.
If the Reds win that game against Liverpool on Tuesday night, they have the potential to qualify for next year’s Europa League group stages.
But if they don’t, they still have a chance of playing in the knockout stages of the Europa.
In that scenario, the only way for them to finish in the top four is to win against Manchester City and Chelsea in the next two rounds.
What can the team produce to achieve that?
There are three teams in the Premiership that could compete with the Reds in the title race.
Tottenham Hotspot, Arsenal and Manchester City have the ability to create enough goals for the Reds to achieve the top six, but they have to put in the same amount of work to do so.
If they don´t, they are left with a few more games to prepare for the Champions Leagues and to prepare themselves for the knockout stage.
So what can the Reds do to achieve a top four finish?
In the previous season, the Reds produced 21 goals and put in 19 assists.
That was enough for them in the season to qualify and win the league.
If that is the case this season, it is going to take a lot of work for the team to put it all together.
The likes of Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Christian Ersing and others have all scored more than one goal in their last six Premier League games.
That is the level of work the Reds are going to have to do in order to be successful.
If all three of those players don´s the same, then the club is going nowhere.
So the next question is how can the players perform that level of hard work?
That is where the focus is going into the next season.
What happens if the Reds don’t perform?
If the team don´ts perform, then there’s a risk that they will be relegated.
In many ways, the biggest risk for a relegated team is losing the FA Cup final, which means losing the league and qualifying for Europe.
The second biggest risk is going out of the FA Trophy final and getting knocked out in the group stage of the Champions league.
The final, and subsequent games, can also be key in deciding who goes through to the knockout phase of the competition.
The last thing that the team needs is for