Reds backed against Blues

  • Last Updated: December 15 2013, 18:27 GMT

A brilliant 5-0 performance infront of the television cameras at White Hart Lane has caught the imagination of the punters as Liverpool showed the sort of form that could make them very real aspirants to the Premier League title.

Luis Suarez: Two goals in Liverpool's five goal rout
Luis Suarez: Two goals in Liverpool's five goal rout

Luis Suarez, who acted as stand-in skipper due to the absence of Steven Gerrard, hit the target twice and firmed his position at the head of the market for Premier League top scorer.

Currently sitting second on 33 points, the men from Anfield are currently quoted at 6/1 with BetVictor to win the League though Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to be getting too carried away as a home game against Cardiff will be followed by visits to Manchester City and Chelsea over the festive period.

The noise may not have died down at the Etihad following Manchester City's 6-3 victory over Arsenal but there was some cheer for the Red half of Manchester as a United without Robin Van Persie managed to comprehensively outclass Aston Villa in the lunchtime Premier League kickoff.

BetVictor now go 16/1 though bet365 are 22/1 about David Moyes' men to take this season's Premier League and with plenty of games still to go, it could be folly to dismiss the Reds quite so readily.

The game could prove the ideal motivation ahead of Wednesday night's visit to Stoke in the Capital One Cup and they are a general 7/2 to take that piece of silverware.

Following Sunday's action, Manchester City were eased slightly to 5/4 having been a best priced 6/5 after their victory on Saturday evening.

The vacant position in the hotseat at West Bromwich Albion has predictably had many suitors mentioned.

BetVictor appear convinced that Roberto Di Matteo won't be going to the Hawthorns as he's been unceremoniously shunted out to 10/1 during the course of the day and as a consequence, Martin Jol is a firm favourite across the board.

William Hill go just 7/2 about the former Fulham manager to make a quick return to the Barclays Premier League although Sky Bet don't appear too keen to field against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Norweigan is just 5/1 to get the nod.