Pundit predictions- What is their take on Southampton vs Liverpool ?

Liverpool will be looking to make it two in a row in the Premier League when they travel to the South Coast to take on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton today afternoon. The fixtures comes barely three days after the Reds travelled to Istanbul for the UEFA Super Cup- a visit that proved fruitful thanks to Adrian’s heroics in the shootout.

Liverpool beat Norwich 4-1 at Anfield to kick off their league engagements this season, while Saints were at the receiving end of a 3-0 scoreline against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Here is a look at various pundit predictions for Saints v Liverpool.

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has gone for a 2-0 Liverpool win, only one of two away wins predicted by him by this weekend (the other’s Newcastle away at Norwich)

Swimmer Adam Peaty, Lawro’s opponent for GW2, has tipped a 4-0 win for Liverpool, the biggest margin of victory for any Premier League side in his predictions for the weekend.

Onto Sky, where Charlie Nicholas has gone against the grain, predicting a 2-2 draw at St.Mary’s, saying he’s “not convinced by Liverpool” this season.

Some predictions from a couple of former Liverpool players from the 90’s- Stan Collymore reckons the Reds will win 3-1. Michael Owen also expects the Reds to take all three points, and backs Roberto Firmino to find the back of the net.

Robbie Savage has echoed Collymore’s prediction- another with a 3-1 win for the visitors.

Saints legend Matt Le Tissier reckons the travel and extra minutes played in Istanbul could work in favour of Southampton, and like Nicholas, has gone for a 2-2 draw.

Jermaine Jenas: Jenas reckons Liverpool will win, but won’t keep a clean sheet, with his prediction of a 4-1 win.

Phil Thomson reckons that Southampton will come flying out of the blocks, and it’s imperative for Liverpool to survive the first 15-20 minutes. Has backed the Reds to win 2-1.

So, to sum it up, everyone thinks Liverpool will win bar Nicholas and Le Tissier, and even they think the best Saints should expect is a point.

Spanish newspapers react to Adrian’s Super Cup heroics against Chelsea

Here are some headlines from two of Spain’s biggest newspapers, Marca & AS, reacting to Adrian’s penalty shootout heroics against Chelsea in Istanbul that saw Liverpool win the European Super Cup.

Marca went with the headline “Liverpool’s new hero” while AS chose to go with “From Unemployment to Glory”, talking about the fact that Adrian was a free agent before being snapped up by the Reds after they sold Simon Mignolet to Club Brugge.

Marca Paper Headlines Liverpool Chelsea Super Cup 2019

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Player Ratings- British & Foreign Newspapers react to Liverpool 4-1 Norwich

Liverpool started off their campaign with a well-deserved 4-1 win over Norwich City at Anfield. The pre-game predictions didn’t centre or whether or not the Reds would win, but on the margin of their victory and whether Norwich would score on their return to the Premier League.

The Reds wrapped up this game with four goals before half time. Norwich found the back of the net in the second half through Teemu Pukki- so impressive in the Championship last season, but the goal came against Liverpool reserve keeper Adrian, who played 50 odd minutes after Alisson walked off with an injury.

Here are some player ratings from the British & world football newspapers.

Mirror Player Ratings Liverpool 4-1 Norwich

Mirror Player Ratings Liverpool 4-1 Norwich

Gazzetta Dello Sport (Italy) player ratings for LFC 4-1 Norwich

Gazzetta also described Wijnaldum as disappointing, while lauding Divock Origi.

Gazzetta Ratings Liverpool 4-1 Norwich 2019

Telegraph player ratings- LFC 4-1 NCFC

telegraph player ratings liverpool 4-1 norwich

Liverpool 4 (Hanley own goal, Salah, Van Dijk, Origi) beat Norwich 1 (Pukki)

Pundit predictions- What is their take on Liverpool vs Norwich?

The Premier League resumes today and Liverpool have been given the honour of kicking off the new season against newly promoted Norwich City at Anfield.

Ahead of the game, we take a look at what prominent media personalities have predicted for the game.

Mark Lawrenson from the BBC has gone for a 2-0 win to Liverpool, saying that he expects “Norwich to have the toughest time among the three sides” promoted to the Premier League this season.

England netball stars Helen Housby and Jo Harten, who are up against Lawro today, have gone for 2-0 and 3-0 wins respectively to the Reds.

Charlie Nicholas from Sky expects Norwich to have a rude welcome to life in the Premier League and has predicted a 5-0 win for Liverpool.

Stan Collymore is another who thinks Norwich won’t be able to score at Anfield, going for a 3-0 win to Liverpool.

So, to sum it up, comfortable win for Liverpool and no goals for Norwich in their first game after returning to the top flight.

Lawrenson: Liverpool 2-0 Norwich
Housby: Liverpool 2-0 Norwich
Harten: Liverpool 3-0 Norwich
Nicholas: Liverpool 5-0 Norwich
Collymore: Liverpool 3-0 Norwich

British Media Player Ratings Liverpool vs Man City Community Shield- A look at the papers

Man City successfully defended their Community Shield title as they beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties at Wembley. The Citizens, who had beaten Chelsea 2-0 last year, took the lead in the 12th minute through former Liverpool star Raheem Sterling. Liverpool equalised in the second half through substitute Joel Matip.

In the penalty shoot out, Claudio Bravo saved Gini Wijnaldum’s effort. All five of City’s spot kicks were successful- although Allisson did manage to get a hand on Zinchenko’s penalty, he could not stop the ball from going in.

Here are the player ratings for the game from three of Britain’s biggest newspapers- The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Mirror.

Guardian Player Ratings

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