Liverpool Have Had it Easy

09/04/2014 15:43 BST | Updated 09/06/2014 10:59 BST

I don't want to put a downer on Liverpool's success but they have played far fewer games than the other top teams. Liverpool fans seem to react very angrily when I mention this, but it's true!

At the end of the season, Liverpool would have played just 43 games this season.

Now let's take a look at the other title contenders.

Manchester City: League (38) Champions League (8) League Cup (6) FA Cup (5) Total: 57

Chelsea: League (38) Champions League (12/13) League Cup (3) FA Cup (3) Total: 56/57

Arsenal: League (38) Champions League (10) League Cup (2) FA Cup (7/8) Total: 57/58 (No longer title contenders)

Liverpool will have played at least 14 games less than their competitors and that's a grand total of 1350 minutes of football!

With the quality and the strength of Liverpool's squad, it is no surprise they are doing so well. Suarez and Sturridge have both been absolutely fantastic this season. They're both goal scoring machines and every defence's worst nightmare.

However, they get something which other strikers don't and that is plenty of rest! I don't tend to agree with Jose Mourinho very often but I think he hit the nail on the head when he said - It's a holiday for Liverpool every week, they have a two week rest and then turn up to play.

Liverpool would never be where they are if they had played 50+ this season. The truth is Liverpool couldn't care less how many games they have played, they want to win the league.

Liverpool fans love to hammer Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea about the money they spend. Now they're even going after Arsenal fans after they splashed out on Mesut Ozil.

Let's take the last 4 years transfer expenditure to make it somewhat representative. In the last 4 seasons Liverpool have spent over £280m.

Arsenal: £168m

I am not including Chelsea and Man City's expenditure because I have run out of fingers to count on.

The League is a marathon not a sprint. Liverpool have run the marathon with short-cuts skipping a good few miles.

They always say that the best team wins the league. Playing 14 more games than the opposition surely puts you at a huge disadvantage.

Are you surprised at Liverpool's league success this season? I'm not. I said last season- if they manage to keep their players, they will be a force to be reckoned with.

You can obviously question whether Suarez should have been sold or not. The way I see it is, if he had the contract him and his agent thought they had, he would be an Arsenal player. However, that's a debate for another day.