Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists his side are still on the hunt for the title despite falling nine points behind table-toppers Manchester City. The Reds were frustrated on Saturday as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Manchester United, who opted for a defensive approach to their game.
Since the stalemate, questions have been raised over the Reds progress after securing just one win in the last eight games in all competitions. In a report quoted by The Mirror, Klopp believes the club remain in the pursuit of the English crown and backs them for continued success in the years to come.
Former Southampton star Sadio Mane moved to Anfield last summer.
He impressed heavily and he would easily make any list of best summer signings. The forward was named the Player of the Season at Liverpool for his commendable displays this term. He also picked up the Players’ Player of the Season honours on Tuesday.
The Senegalese star scored 13 goals in 27 games since his move to the Merseyside. He had to leave the team to appear in the African Nations Cup in January but he made instant impact as he returned. Injuries limited his appearances for the rest of the season but he had done enough to warm him way into the hearts of the fans and his teammates.
“I just want to thank my teammates and supporters for giving me this honour. It means so much to me. I feel at home at this club and in this city. My teammates, the staff, the manager and the supporters have all made me feel so welcome since I joined the club. Continue reading
Liverpool twice came from behind to eventually beat Cardiff City 6-3 in South Wales on Saturday afternoon.
The Bluebirds took the lead through Jordan Mutch on nine minutes, before Reds top scorer Luis Suarez equalised soon after.
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Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he was surprised at David Moyes’ comments ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford at the weekend, ESPN understands.
In the run up to the match, the Manchester United manager described his opponents as favourites, something which Rodgers say he would never say about a visiting team to Anfield.
Liverpool kept their title hopes alive with a famous 3-0 win over reigning champions Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Penalty kicks either side of half time from Steven Gerrard gave the visitors a comfortable lead, while Luis Suarez put the result beyond any doubt with a neat finish six minutes from time.
With the score at two nil, the Reds were awarded a third penalty in an incident that saw United captain Nemanja Vidic dismissed, but Gerrard, who went for the opposite corner to his previous two efforts, hit the post.
Brendan Rodgers’ men were superior in all areas, easing to a fifth straight league win, and tenth unbeaten.
They are now just four points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in a hand, after Jose Mourinho’s men were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur to stay level on points with Liverpool, while title favourites Manchester City kept themselves in the hunt by beating Hull City.
Liverpool will now turn their attention to next Saturday’s trip to Cardiff City, while they host Sunderland four days later.
Should they take maximum points from both games, and Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal at the weekend, they will return to the summit with just seven games to left to play.
Liverpool will be hoping to keep on the coattails of Premier League leaders Chelsea as they take on fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds, who could be as many as ten points behind Jose Mourinho’s men by Saturday evening, also have the chance to put distance between themselves and fifth place Tottenham Hotspur, who host Arsenal later in the day.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler believes his old club are favourites to beat Manchester United when the sides meet at Old Trafford at the weekend, according to the Express.
The Reds have not won on any of their last six trips to the home of their fierce rivals, but they go into Sunday’s clash with an eleven point lead over the current Premier League champions.
Steven Gerrard is confident that Daniel Sturridge can star at this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, TalkSport understands.
The striker has been in superb form since moving to Liverpool last January, scoring thirty-two appearances in thirty-nine appearances, while he netted his third senior England goal in their 1-0 win over Denmark last week.
Liverpool have moved up to second place in the Premier League after beating Southampton 3-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.
Top scorer Luis Suarez opened the scoring on sixteen minutes with his first goal in six games, before Raheem Sterling doubled the visitors’ advantage just ahead of the hour mark.
Liverpool will be hoping to build on their magnificent 5-1 mauling of Arsenal at the weekend by taking another three points against bottom-of-the-table Fulham.
Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are both back in training and could feature, though fellow defenders Mamadou Sakho and Jose Enrique and midfielder Lucas remain side-lined.
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