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Nic Ladds 7th Aug 2012 - 13:59

Brave(?) punter backs Liverpool to the tune of £44,000

William Hill took their biggest pre-season bet so far as one gutsy punter in Liverpool put down £44,000 on his side to win the league (£22,000 e/w).

The man, in his mid thirties and a Liverpool fan, backed his side at 25/1 and William Hill have now cut their odds to 16/1 for them to win the Premier League title.

Should Liverpool win the League he will scoop £777,333.33 and should they finish second, he will pick up £205,333.33.

"The football has gone largely unnoticed while the Olympics has been going on although there has been a steady stream of bets on Liverpool winning the title, mainly from the North West," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

"There has not been that much movement in or out of Anfield this summer but despite this, Liverpool now constitute around 40% of all stakes that we have taken on the Premier League winner market."

English Premier League winner: 6/5 Manchester City; 5/2 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1 BAR



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