The football exploits of the Reds can never be underestimated. The team has played spectacularly, attracted the best players, managers and won titles. In fact, in Liverpool football club latest news, the talk is on title contention. With a now settled manager, players hungry for victory and a passionate fan base, the title is theirs to lose.
Triumph over West Bromwich Albion pushed the team to position two on the log. It was a victory of two goals to one, with Coutinho and S Mane delivering the goals. This was an incredible morale booster especially at Anfield. The reds are now second after Arsenal and confirmed title contenders. Their game is now more entertaining and appears like that of a determined team.
Steven Gerrard is said to be on his way back to Anfield. His short stint at LA Galaxy appears to be coming to an end. Once the transfer window opens at the end of the season, Gerrard could find his way back to a team that nurtured him a decade and more. His records are still well preserved allowing him to take up position as a player or coach.
Is the performance of the Reds improving or deteriorating? Statistics from the game on Saturday indicate a better performance. With no single loss at Anfield over twelve games, the future looks bright. The results indicate seven wins and five draws. Even the goals scored at Anfield have shot up with Roberto Firmino taking credit for most of them. He has seven goals and assisted in five.
Daniel Sturridge remains the center of attention as a scorer. He has been experiencing a drought spell but the manager insists that this is a good moment for him to rediscover his form. The frustration of having not scored in the nine matches played this season seems to be taking the better of him. In fact, he had no shot on goal and had to be replaced on the hour mark in the game against Manchester United.
Liverpool fans are a crucial part of the winning formula. The atmosphere at Anfield is always ecstatic and the game against West Bromwich on Saturday showed it all. It produced the much needed positive results prompting the Klopp to claim that it would have been shameful had the results been in favor of West Brom. He credited the fans for their support.
The defense at Anfield has received criticism that it is frail and under performing. According to managers and experienced players, this is one weakness that will make challenging for the title difficult. Though their game is beautiful and beginning to flow, the defense needs to be tightened. The performance has however topped this time last season.
What are other people saying about the Reds? Tony Pulis believes that Liverpool can challenge for the title after they beat his West Bromwich side two-nil on Saturday. In fact, he praised the front five as having the ability to outclass any defense regardless on their way to winning the title.