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One always has to put their money where their mouth is when discussing who is likely to win the league and it undoubtedly takes a brave person to dispute City’s claim to the throne given their complete and total domination last season. In the same breath, there can’t be any denying that this Liverpool side is as good as any team that has won the title in recent times.

When considering the strengths of Klopp’s Liverpool, one immediately thinks about the rampaging trio of Mane, Firmino, and the irresistible Salah. Quite rightly too as these three are arguably Europe’s most lethal attacking threat and the performance against West Ham signalled that they are ready to pick up from where they left off last season.

It’s not just Liverpool fans that enjoy watching their poetry in motion but also the neutrals. It’s a joy to watch with every move forward looking like it could result in a goal and so often it does. The speed of passing and precision on the final ball has one of the threesome repeatedly stabbing the ball into an empty net with the goalkeeper as well as defenders bamboozled and lying scattered across the box in complete bewilderment.

With an attack like this, you could justify that Liverpool are the team to beat this season purely because they will overrun everyone in their way but it’s their defence that needs mentioning. Klopp’s backline came under serious fire during the majority of last season for being too brittle but since the , the stats make for compelling reading.

The towering Dutchman arrived in January and it didn’t take long for him to shore up the cracks. The Reds haven’t conceded a goal at home in the league since February and since that time have only seen seven scored against them on the road. When you combine Liverpool’s relentless attack with their new formidable defence, it’s easy to see why Klopp’s men may well be title winners at the end of the season.

The development of fullbacks Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have given the Reds fluid movement on the flanks when both attacking and defending. Their work rate and quality of final ball have given Liverpool a new dynamic that makes them virtually impossible to contain.

Klopp’s work in the transfer market has been exemplary with the big German manager using it to perfection. The holes that Liverpool used to have are no longer there after a pragmatic Klopp broke the bank to fix the issues that could hamstring his team. When you consider the contrasting fates of Liverpool and Arsenal in the transfer market you realize what an astute manager Klopp is.

Arsenal were as good as Liverpool going forward but refused to invest in their defence after many years of warning signs. The Gunners now find themselves reeling and the are 64/1 after having skyrocketed on the Betfair Exchange. That could have so easily been Liverpool but Klopp acknowledged that there were weaknesses, addressed them and now it’s going to be a furious fight for the title.

When City arrived at the Emirates for the season’s opening , Sky Sports reported that the first thing members of the coaching staff asked was, what the score between Liverpool and West Ham was at Anfield? City know they are in for a scrap, make no mistake about that.

The final and most telling piece of information is that in the last three competitive meetings between Liverpool and City, the Reds have won all three and scored nine in the process. Not many managers, if any actually, hold the wood over Guardiola but Klopp seems to have taken the ascendancy. There’s nothing sensational or scandalous about it, Liverpool ought to be title favourites as things stand.

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

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Sadio Mane

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has sustained a broken thumb, according to reports (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The star was with the national side when the injury occurred during training, and the Liverpool Echo claims Mane would be assessed by the club once he returns to Melwood.

This is another injury that Jurgen Klopp has to deal with from the international break. Virgil van Dijk is still suffering from a rib problem while Mohamed Salah picked up a minor problem for Egypt.

The duo are expected to continue their treatment at Anfield, as per the report.

The 26-year-old Mane has four goals to his name this season, and it will be interesting to see if he plays against Huddersfield at the weekend. Liverpool are tied at the top of the table with Chelsea and Manchester City on 20 points.

Some Liverpool fans were cursing the international break for the number of injuries we picked up while a few believed this was good as Mane needed a rest.

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Liverpool interested in signing 27-year-old superstar from Napoli

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Liverpool are interested in signing Napoli superstar Lorenzo Insigne, according to Rai Sport (h/t Metro).

The Italian scored a late winner for the Serie A club in our Champions League loss a couple of weeks ago. The report adds that Chelsea are keeping an eye on the 27-year-old too and would rival the Reds for any bid on the Italian.

The attacker is known to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri during their time at Napoli. The report adds that any team looking to sign Insigne up would have to stump a huge fee since the player has four years left on his current deal.

The attacker has seven goals and an assist in all competitions for the Serie A side, so far, and helped them to second place in the league last season.

The report adds that Klopp wants more firepower for the Reds and Insigne could be the perfect fit at Anfield.

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Liverpool have Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as quality wingers and added Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer. However, signing Insigne could make our attack one of the best in the world.

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The report adds it would be difficult for Insigne to switch clubs in the winter window and we would have to wait till the summer before we make a bid for the 27-year-old.

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“Fast becoming a legend” – Some fans laud Liverpool youngster’s performance in 3-2 win over Spain

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Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez put up another incredible perforce during the international break. The Liverpool youngster is a starter alongside Virgil van Dijk for the club and did a brilliant job in England’s 3-2 win over Spain.

The 21-year-old has started nine games for us in all competitions and Liverpool have only conceded three goals from eight Premier League games.

Gomez could grow even better with more games this season but the youngster was celebrating the England performance and put up an image of the team.

The Englishman should be in-line to start our game against Huddersfield at the weekend, and a number of fans showered praise on the 21-year-old for his 90 minutes against the Spanish.

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