Here’s how to stop Liverpool as they begin their Premier League defence 

Liverpool have won 196 points across the last two Premier League campaigns, losing just five times in the process and, outside of that streak, also winning the Champions League 

And if that isn’t momentous enough as a feat, two of those defeats came in what were essentially dead rubbers for Jurgen Klopp‘s side – Arsenal and Manchester City beat them after they had already sealed a momentous league triumph, Liverpool’s first in 30 years. 

It is a mistake to think Liverpool’s lack of action in the transfer market this summer paves the way for them to surrender their crown. They had the league wrapped up last season with six games to go and a margin of 18 points does not dissolve easily.

But from newboys Leeds, Liverpool’s opponents in their season opener on Saturday, to their nearest rivals in City, how can Premier League sides stop Klopp’s men? Sportsmail makes an assessment.

Liverpool begin their Premier League title defence on Saturday against newcomers Leeds


Firstly, as simple as it sounds, teams have to be prepared to run as much as Liverpool do. Liverpool’s two matches against Atletico Madrid last season, where Diego Simeone’s side eliminated the…