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.
Paris Saint-Germain set to sell 23-year-old Liverpool target for €15m this January
The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season, and PSG are not willing to let the midfielder leave for nothing.
The report adds that Barcelona were close to landing Rabiot on a free but PSG claimed that the Catalans did not act “correctly”.
Rabiot’s wage demands could increase the overall value of the transfer, and the report adds that PSG are not willing to deal with Barcelona any more.
Liverpool could do with another quality midfielder in their side, despite having several options in the side.
However, Adam Lallana has had a tough time related to injuries while James Milner isn’t getting any younger at 33.
Jurgen Klopp has pulled off some great cheap signings with Joel Matip joining on a free while Andy Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri have been smart purchases.
Rabiot has the talent to be one of the best in the world, but he needs to be under the right manager. Klopp has performed miracles with some players at Anfield, and it would be great to have a talent like the Frenchman playing for us.
Former Manchester City midfielder “scared” of Liverpool in Premier League race
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed that he is scared of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League.
The Ivorian won the Premier League with City a few years ago and was speaking on Sky Sports where he claimed that the Reds were doing well and were “very strong” (h/t Daily Star).
The midfielder lauded our efforts at reaching the Champions League final last season and claimed we were growing together.
Winning the Premier League in consecutive seasons is extremely tough, something that Toure touched upon. The former Barcelona midfielder spoke about Manchester City keeping hold of their title this season before adding that he was scared of the Reds:
“This year I know everybody was asking the question of what City are going to do this year.
“And I think we have to see what’s going to happen.
“To be honest, Liverpool are in good, good shape at the moment and I’m very scared of them.
“Liverpool are looking very, very scary this year.”
The Reds are four points clear at the top of the table after the latest round of fixtures. Liverpool needed to return to winning ways after losses against Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were professional against Brighton at the weekend with Mohamed Salah scoring the only goal of the game.
The Reds have some relatively easy fixtures coming up to keep hold of their lead in the Premier League, and hopefully, we can celebrate a first Premier League title this season.
33 wins, 24 clean sheets – The numbers from this Liverpool star’s first 50 games for the Reds are incredible
Virgil van Dijk played his 50th game for Liverpool against Brighton, and the Reds picked up all three points thanks to Mohamed Salah’s winner.
The Reds also kept a clean sheet, something that the defender would cherish and the Liverpool website shared some interesting facts from the Dutchman’s 50 games under Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool established their second longest run without conceding a league goal at Anfield in 2018. The Reds did not concede for 918 minutes as Callum Paterson scored for Cardiff in October to break a streak that started in Feb.
The Dutchman was the only defender to have played in all games that lasted the run.
24 clean sheets
This has got to be the best record of them all with almost half of the games Van Dijk played in yielding a clean sheet.
This season has been better with 13 clean sheets from 22 Premier League games as the Reds have tightened up the back thanks to the signing of Alisson.
Dominating the opposition
Van Dijk has an incredible success percentage when it comes to duels, with the defender winning 71.69% of the 445 contested duels.
The defender also leads the team in clearances (272), blocks (21) and interceptions (59).
Incredible passing numbers
Van Dijk has attempted more passes (3,643) than any other Liverpool player and has an accuracy of 88.64%.
The Reds have been supreme this season with Van Dijk leading from the back, and we have lost just one game in the Premier League too.
Liverpool have won 33 of the games that Van Dijk has played in with seven draws and 10 defeats so far.
The Dutchman has been one of our best signings under Klopp and is well on his way to becoming a legend at the club if he keeps playing this way.
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