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500th Premier League victory for Liverpool as Hammers swept aside

Despite West Ham’s awful past record at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp would’ve been a tad worried ahead of this clash- the latter had spent almost £100m in the summer window, and in Manuel Pellegrini, had acquired a manager who was Premier League proven- the Chilean was Man City gaffer when they won the league title in 2014.

Most of those fears were unfounded as the Reds coasted to a 4-0 win at Anfield. They were electric in the first half, and took their foot off the pedal in the second, with the game over as a contest by the hour mark. Perhaps the best debut Alisson could’ve asked for in goal- he barely had a save?

How did Naby Keita perform?

Very, very well. He has the same jersey number as the legendary Steven Gerrard and showed enough to indicate he could be a club legend if he stays long enough.

Where did Liverpool play Keita?

Keita started on the left side of a three man midfield, with Wijnaldum in the cnetre and Milner on the right. When Sadio Mane was substituted, Keita moved ahead to play on the left side of Liverpool’s three pronged attack.

Naby Keita

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Check out Keita’s role in Liverpool’s first goal and the tactics they employed to get him into space.

Mane was equally impressive scoring twice (one of them was offside though!)

How did Joe Gomez go?

Gomez was chosen to partner Van Dijk in the absence of Lovren and Klavan, and gave a decent account of himself, shutting out Marko Arnautovic.

How did James Milner play?

Milner seems to be ageing like fine wine. He started the game as Liverpool captain, handing the band to Henderson when the latter came in. As a teenager with Leeds, Milner’s first game was against West Ham, and he thoroughly enjoyed himself against Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

As good an afternoon as Jurgen Klopp could’ve asked for. Salah with the opening goal, Mane with two, and Sturridge with the last, scoring with his first touch off the bench!

Daniel Sturridge choses Albion over Newcastle

Daniel Sturridge has chosen a move to West Bromwich Albion over Newcastle for “family reasons”, with the Birmingham born striker opting for a loan switch to the West Midlands outfit till the end of the season. Newcastle were seriously looking at landing Sturridge after failing in their pursuit of Nicolai Jorgensen, but the 28 year old has picked the Hawthorns as his next destination as he makes a last ditch attempt to make the English squad. Albion will cover the entirety of Sturridge’s wages- £120,000 a week, and will pay a loan fee, rumoured to be around the £2m mark. Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, who recently left for Barcelona, both joined Liverpool in January 2013.

Sturridge has scored only three goals for Liverpool this season Continue reading

Reds open to Sturridge sale, but want £30m for striker

Liverpool are reportedly willing to sell Daniel Sturridge in the winter transfer window, but want £30m for the striker. Sturridge is apparently desperate for a move in order to gain more playing time before the World Cup- his last Liverpool appearance was over a month ago in the 7-0 demolition of Spartak Moscow in the Champions League.

The Reds will not stand in his way if he wants a move, but want £30m for move, with a loan switch apparently not an option at this stage of the winter transfer window. Continue reading

Coutinho goals vs West Ham give Liverpool 4-0 win at the London Stadium

Two goals from Philippe Coutinho, the latter coming in slightly controversial circumstances after West Ham’s Winston Reid remained prone on the other end of the field, helped Liverpool seal a 4-0 win over Slaven Bilic’s side on 14 May, 2017. Sturridge and Origi with the other two goals for LFC.

Man United also dropped out of the race for the top four (they can not even mathematically make it following a 2-1 loss to Spurs) Continue reading

Bournemouth 1 Liverpool 2 – Firmino and Sturridge strikes give Reds three points

As expected, Jurgen Klopp rang in the changes following the thrilling but exhausting clash on Thursday against Dortmund in the Europa League, but Liverpool’s second string responded in fine fashion to claim a 2-1 win at the Vitality Stadium against newbies Bournemouth Continue reading