Liverpool fan bets £44,000 on his side to win the Premier League

One punter has a lot riding on new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers. Photo: PA

One brave Liverpool fan has made a £44,000 bet on his side to win the Premier League in 2012/13.The fan, in his thirties, backed his side each-way at 25/1 with William Hill.

If Liverpool win the title he stands to win £777,333.33. Should they finish second, he will still pocket a cool £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."