Liverpool's Premier League bandwagon rolls on and as the other contenders falter around them the Reds have continued to prove the doubters wrong. The bookmakers certainly believe the title is Liverpool's to throw away now, pricing them at just 1/5 (1.20) to finish top of the division.
This weekend they face a game that was originally picked as a huge banana skin by pundits and punters alike.
The landscape has changed somewhat in the last couple of weeks, though. Chelsea's involvement in the Champions League means Jose Mourinho may rest plenty of his first-team players ahead of Wednesday's second leg against Atletico Madrid, while the Blues and Manchester City's habit of dropping points means the build-up to the game has tapered off somewhat.
The match should be a fantastic spectacle, though. Chelsea, despite Mourniho's comments, have a vast array of talent in their squad to call upon and Paddy Power are offering new customers 9/1 (10.0) for the visitors recording a victory at Anfield. That price has been boosted from around 9/2 (5.50) so those that do foresee Chelsea outperforming their already lengthy odds could be tempted by this opportunity.
Liverpool's price has been steadily contracting throughout the week following John Terry and Petr Cech's injuries on Tuesday night and the post-game comments from Mourniho. The Reds are now as short as 4/6 (1.67) in places to secure another three points in front of their own fans on Sunday, while Paddy Power are offering new customers 4/1 (5.0) about the home side.
That's a price that's sure to tempt some punters based on Liverpool's extremely impressive recent run of results which has seen them go from dark horses to market leaders in the space of the last dozen games.
Existing customers can also benefit from one of Paddy Power's Money Back Specials which will trigger a refund on losing bets in selected markets on Sunday's game.
Steven Gerrard has been in fine form for Liverpool this season, leading from the front and notching 13 Premier League goals to date and he's the subject of the offer for this weekend's headline clash.
If Gerrard scores anytime in the match Paddy Power will refund losing bets on the First/Last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets, up to £50 per customer. Considering the Liverpool captain is the designated penalty taker for Brendan Rodgers' side this special could well reward customers who choose to bet on these particular markets.
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Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast