Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has indicated that the Champions League save against Napoli at Anfield remain the best moment of his campaign. The Reds had a tough ride in the Champions League group stage with defeats at Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, and Red Star Belgrade and they still progressed after holding the perfect record at home.
Still, they had to do the hard way and Alisson was crucial to the qualification for the knockouts after making a stunning stoppage time save against Napoli in the final group stage game. The interception ensured that the Reds came up with a 1-0 triumph in a must-win match and Alisson has now spoken about the moment.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stressed that his team must not get carried away after making a strong start to the ongoing campaign. The Merseyside giants have begun the season with a 10-match unbeaten run in the Premier League and their most recent victory over Cardiff City has seen them jump to the top of the table ahead of Manchester City, who have a game in hand.
Speaking after the game, Klopp admitted that he is pleased with the current points tally of 26 but the team need to stay on track for the remainder of the campaign, he said: “The number of points makes the difference. Because the difference between 23 and 26 feels like 20 points, pretty much! It’s really important to stay on track. We will all meet each other, it’s unbelievable that five or six clubs have such a big number of points but it only makes it even more intense. It’s good for the people and the supporters of different clubs. We won, but for us it’s just the next step, that’s cool.”
Liverpool will be looking to extend their winning streak to eight Premier League games when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds moved to within a point of league leaders Chelsea with victory over Sunderland on Wednesday evening, and will return to the top of the league if they better the Blues’ result at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
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.
Braces from England international duo Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson helped Liverpool secure all three points against Swansea City in a thrilling game at Anfield yesterday afternoon.
The Reds were 2-0 up inside twenty minutes after first Sturridge, then Henderson scored before former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey pulled one back for Garry Monk’s side half way through the first half.
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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Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, Sky Sports understands.
The Reds have already began negotiations with the Ukrainian club as they look to conclude a deal for the 24 year old, who has nine goals in twenty-three appearances so far this season.
Liverpool look to have missed out on signing Egypt international Mohammed Salah, after Chelsea stole in at the last minute to secure his services, the Mail Online understands.
Their sources in Switzerland say that the Blues joined the race to sign the winger, who has scored twice against them this season in the Champions League, after sanctioning Juan Mata’s proposed move to Manchester United.
Liverpool go in to tomorrow afternoon’s match against Aston Villa looking for an eight consecutive home league victory, and three points which will keep them in the top four.
Joe Allen and Mamadou Sakho should be available after recovering from their respective injuries, though defensive foursome Daniel Agger, Jon Flanagan, Jose Enrique and Sebastien Coates all remain side-lined.
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