Daniel Sturridge is one of the those players that is consistently being highly rated and considered to be as someone who has everything needed to excel in the world of football but as time passes by, there has not been a season where he has truly made an impact and this start of the 2016-17 season of the Premier League is no different as the English attacker has not scored a single goal in any of the 6 league matches that he has appeared in so far.
Former Inter Milan, Manchester City and AC Milan striker, Mario Balotelli is set to witness more misery as a report from The Sun link the Italian player with a move to the Football League.
Many feel that Loris Karius is an able goal keeper for Liverpool who would put the interests of the club ahead of the county as well.
This comment is justified as Louis Karius who is a goalkeeper for Liverpool from Germany U21 team, decided not to go for Olympics after he had a discussion with Jurgen Klopp. He decided that he would be the first choice for the team in the new season and opted out of his chance to play in the Olympics.
Villarreal scored a goal in injury time to beat Liverpool 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.
The match was rather poor when it comes to chances created with both sides putting emphasis on defending. The only goal of the game came in the 92nd minute when Adrian Lopez scored from close range. He benefited from a good work from Denis Suarez.
As the semi final tie games come round, Liverpool is set to be up against Villarreal. Liverpool is considered to be favorites for many.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson feels that the club are a match for any top team in the Premier League.
The club was recently involved in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham at Anfield. The result makes some significant changes at the top of the table, as Spurs are challenging for the title. Liverpool were expected to crumble in this game especially because they had the midweek Europa League match with Borussia Dortmund on their minds. This was not the case, as Liverpool had enough chances over the course of 90 minutes to win the game against Spurs.
Liverpool have had the upper hand over the top teams ever since Jurgen Klopp was appointed as the manager of the club.
However, the Borussia Dortmund manager failed to come up with something special when his team failed to produce the goods against Manchester United. The Red Devils were able to claim a narrow 1-0 win at Anfield. The two teams were coming on the back of their own struggles in several departments. While Liverpool were struggling to achieve any sort of consistency in the game, United have been extremely poor in attack.
A large section of people in England might be criticizing Raheem Sterling for not showing any loyalty to Liverpool and being rigid on a transfer, but, John Terry has a slightly different view.
Terry believes Sterling is well within his rights to aspire to be a part of a big club and he does not deserve all the flak that is coming his way.
It’s not about money for Sterling at the moment. The reports say that the Reds are ready to make him stay with a lucrative deal, but, the striker is said not to be looking to extend his spell at Merseyside.
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has tried to work the mind games by suggesting that Liverpool have been successful in 2015 largely because they have copied the system used by the Dutchman at United in the early part of the campaign.
Van Gaal was extremely persistent about using a 3-5-2 formation at United in the first few months of the season even though it did not appear to work well. He has since reverted to the usual four at the back system with Wayne Rooney back playing as a centre forward. This has been a major reason behind their impressive form in 2015.
Liverpool star Raheem Sterling reckons that the club could have beaten Chelsea on any other day with the number of chances that they created in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final at Anfield. Chelsea had earlier taken a 2-1 victory against Liverpool in front of their own supporters in the league, but they were unable to repeat their success on Tuesday. Liverpool were the dominant force throughout the 90 minutes and they created numerous opportunities.