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Liverpool are currently tied on top of the Premier League table. The Reds are third on goal difference and they could have stayed on top of the table had they scored more goals against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The Reds have been excellent so far this season, except for a few blips in the league campaign. The loss against Burnley being the biggest shock so far and the drab 0-0 draw against Manchester United is still fresh in the mind of others.

The Merseyside club has been able to shred most teams with their attack and that has been a treat to watch. In fact, many believe that the Reds should be unbeaten in the league and should not have dropped points at all.

Former Liverpool player Ray Houghton is one of those who believes that the Reds were far better than any of the other clubs they faced so far this season. The 54-year-old was on Sky Sports discussing the Premier League action over the weekend and stated.

“So far they could have won every game they’ve played. [Against] Burnley, they had 80 per cent possession, but didn’t convert it into chances or goals. They went to Spurs, drew there and they were by far the better team.

“Manchester United, probably the best chances, Coutinho’s shot was well saved by De Gea. Emre Can’s effort with his left foot where the ‘keeper got down brilliantly to make the save.

“They are the only games they’ve not won and I thought they’d been the better side in those matches as well.”

A great weekend for the Reds

Liverpool were the only team from the top three to have won their game in the Premier League the past week. The Reds squeaked past West Brom 2-1 while the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City all drew, thus losing important points.

The shock result has to be the 1-1 draw that City had against Southampton. Pep Guardiola’s side has been struggling recently and this draw would not have helped the Spaniard. Arsenal also were held to a shock draw by Middlesbrough and that helped Liverpool to draw level with the other two sides.

The Reds have scored 20 goals in 10 games so far in the league and it could have been a lot more against the Baggies had it not been for some stoic defending.

Liverpool still have some work to do as they conceded yet again. The Reds have only have one clean sheet all season in the league but if they continue scoring more goals than conceding, this could be another fantastic season to remember for the side.

They next face Tottenham in the EFL Cup midweek before traveling to Crystal Palace and goals are a guarantee in both games, at least Liverpool would be intent on scoring.

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Newcastle United interested in signing highly-rated 21-year-old Liverpool starlet



Dominic Solanke

Newcastle United are interested in Dominic Solanke, according to the Newcastle Chronicle (h/t Liverpool Echo). The report claims that the club is also looking at another Liverpool striker, Divock Origi.

The club already have a couple of players on loan from English sides, Salomon Rondon and Kenedy, and would not be allowed to make another loan move in the January window.

Solanke has struggled for game time this season and hasn’t played a single minute of football for the senior side. The 21-year-old did score a goal for the Reds in the Premier League last season and made 21 appearances in the competition.

Dominic Solanke of Liverpool

Dominic Solanke

However, only five of those were starts and the youngster hasn’t featured in any of the cup games this season either. Minutes on the pitch will be tough for the Englishman as Liverpool prefer Roberto Firmino to lead the attack.

Daniel Sturridge has seen a revival in his Anfield career this season and has four goals to his name in all competitions.

Read more: “Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick

Solanke does need time on the pitch to get better and it will be interesting to see if we are willing to let him leave in the winter window or not.

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Liverpool injury update: Reds confirm that star attacker has undergone a successful surgery



Sadio Mane

Liverpool have confirmed via their official website that star attacker Sadio Mane underwent hand surgery on an injury he picked up during international duty.

The Senegalese star’s surgery was supervised by our medics and was successful. The report adds that Mane’s recovery will be monitored in the coming days ahead of our clash against Huddersfield on Saturday.

The 26-year-old is on a bit of a goal drought as he hasn’t scored for club or country since September 1. Mane’s last goal came in the 2-1 win over Leicester and the 26-year-old doesn’t even have an assist to his name since scoring that goal against the Foxes.

Liverpool need their top stars to be firing but have a number of injury concerns ahead of the Huddersfield clash. Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and James Milner all have issues that the club have to keep an eye on but we could see a couple of them start against the Terriers.

The Reds haven’t won a game since their 3-0 triumph over Southampton on 22nd September, but we should start as favourites against a win-less Huddersfield.

It will be interesting to see what Jurgen Klopp does with his team. We don’t have tough fixtures until te game against Arsenal November 3, and this is the ideal time for the manager to rotate the squad.

Read more: Liverpool charter private jet to fly injured superstar back to the UK – a blow to the Reds

Mane is an important player for the team but he should only play when he is 100% fit.

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Barcelona interested in January swoop for 29-year-old Liverpool star



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Dejan Lovren is on the short-list for Barcelona ahead of the January window, according to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Express).

The Croatian has a couple of starts for the Reds this season, with one coming in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City last week.

The 29-year-old has seen his spot in the starting XI taken up by Joe Gomez. Liverpool seem to prefer a centre-back pairing of Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, and that has seen us concede just three goals in eight Premier League games.

The La Liga champions are facing a bit of a crisis at the back, as per the report. Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are out for a while and that only leaves Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet as the fit central defenders in the team.

Dejan Lovren Virgil van Dijk Liverpool

Barcelona haven’t looked invincible this season and have conceded nine goals in eight games. They sit second in the league behind Sevilla and have won just four of their opening eight games in the competition.

Lovren, for his part, recently came back from an injury he picked up during the World Cup. The Croatian looked in decent touch against Manchester City and selling him in January would be a big risk taken by the Reds.

Read more: “It’s gone great”, “Another one” – Some Liverpool fans curse luck with star player picking up injury

Liverpool only have Joel Matip as their other senior central defender and we need to keep the Croatian at the club until the end of the season just in case there’s an injury crisis.

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