Liverpool continued their excellent run to the new campaign after seeing off stern competition from Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday in the early kick off. Andy Robertson showcased pure strength and agility as he raced to the left side of the box before whipping the ball in to Sadio Màne who netted his fourth goal in four Premier League games this season which got the Reds deservedly ahead. Just before the break, Bobby Firmino headed a second in for the Reds and half time saw the visitors and and subsequent league leaders 2-0 ahead. Alisson kept danger out and was at his finest in the first half, but the 2nd half was a different story.
Upon getting the ball from a back pass, Alisson tried to once again successfully dribble chasing attacking opponents, but this time he wasn’t too successful as he was dispossessed and Ghezzal netted what was Liverpool’s first conceded goal this season and Leicester’s lifeline. Klopp’s men held on though and the final score was 2-1 to Liverpool. That is now four wins in four games for the reds for the first time since the 1990/1991 season, one that came just after Liverpool last won the title.
Liverpool are now going into the international break with a perfect record , but their next three Premier League games includes two trips to London. One on the 15th against Spurs and then again in the 29th to face Sarri’s Chelsea who have also maintained a perfect start to the campaign. Liverpool play host to a Southampton side who know how to overcome deep challenges. Liverpool also now know their fate in the Champions League, with the Reds hosting PSG at Anfield as well as hosting Chelsea in the Carabao Cup prior to their Premier League encounter. This means the Reds, in three different competitions, will have five games between 15 and 29 September. Ensuring the use of their new found depth with players such as Shaqiri, Lallana and Sturridge on the bench will surely enable their performance to be more threatening at both ends of the field as well as more potent and consistent. The Reds take on PSG as well as Napoli and Redbull Salzburg in their Group C games of the Champions League, with the short term goal of qualifying out the group being the main goal. The Reds will want to get past Chelsea in both encounters to progress further to immediate silverware in the Carabao Cup as well as gaining 3 points to further chances of clinching the League Title, and so the rest of September is pivotal toward the Reds.
The depth of Liverpool’s working squad as well as Alisson learning his lesson in being slightly more wise on the ball while maintaining being a good shot stopper as well as a solid defense and a continual attacking presence is essential to the rise the Reds’ most certainly are on!