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Liverpool revolt and subdue Tottenham / Premier League (J20)
As a boss, Liverpool won in London against Tottenham (3-1) to stop their bad spiral. © Supplied by Football 365 Liverpool Tottenham Liverpool have their click match. And even if it means not doing things by halves, it allows the defending champion to push back a direct competitor to a respectable distance.
Defeated by Manchester City at Anfield this Sunday (1-4), Liverpool saw their English championship crown slip through their fingers. The fault of the first-rate injuries, a very complicated start to the year and a kind of generalized overheating.
His friend Riyad Mahrez may come and chat him at the end of the meeting, Mohamed Salah does not really have the head in the post-match debriefing. Logically, his team, Liverpool,, and may even yield to his intractable executioner of the day, Manchester City. Author of sixteen league goals, but less visible and influential than a year ago, he no longer fully recognizes the team from last season, the one that everyone agreed. Basically, the Egyptian striker knows above all that his team has not progressed enough to succeed in reinventing itself, unlike Pep Guardiola's Skyblues . It remains to understand why.
Klopp asked about reported Davies transfer, reacts to Liverpool win
Davies is a regular for Preston and his contract expires this summer. Klopp's response when asked about Davies is perfect deflection. Charming, even. For transfer deadline day on Feb. 1, you can watch Sky Sports News free on Peacock from 8 a.m. ET, plus we will have a special transfer Deadline Day show on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com from 4-6:30 p.m. ET. Pat ???? "Ben Davies? Preston?" Klopp ???? "…Tottenham?" ???? Jurgen Klopp when quizzed by @skysports_PatD about potential signings for Liverpool pic.twitter.
Beware of wheel suckers
At the top of the Premier League when it comes to the New Year, the Reds probably did not think that a little more than a month later their chances of finishing champions would be near zero. Still, a few warning signs seemed to herald a painful dip. Indeed, after, they only scored three points in five league games, and between December 30 and January 17, they chained four straight matches without scoring a single goal, letting some more than precious points slip away.
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England's best team at home and away last season, Liverpool are only tenth out of their bases, with only ten- seven points in eleven games. If it's better at home, with twenty-three units in twelve games (only City do better), Sunday's defeat is fraught with meaning since the Mersey club had not conceded four home goals in the Premier League since April 2009. Worse still, he had not chained a series of three straight home defeats since September 1963. Result, fifteen days from the end, Liverpool, 4th, conceded more goals than Arsenal, and found himself in a peloton of eight teams in which it will be necessary to beware of the suckers of wheels like Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, Everton or Aston Villa.
Liverpool stunned by Brighton as Man City move three points clear
Liverpool's Premier League title defence suffered a damaging blow as Brighton earned a shock 1-0 win at Anfield, while Manchester City moved three points clear at the top with a 2-0 victory against Burnley on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp's side paid the price for a sloppy display as Steven Alzate's second half strike gave struggling Brighton a memorable success at the expense of the injury-hit champions. Brighton's first away league win against Liverpool since 1982 was secured in the 56th minute when Dan Burn headed a cross towards Alzate and the Colombia midfielder flicked his shot inside the far post.
Big sores and loss of ideas
In addition to the long-term absence of Virgil van Dijk, more than penalizing for the permeability of the Liverpool defense, Jürgen Klopp must also do without Joe Gomez, injured with the Three Lions in November, and the awkward Joël Matip, out until the end of the season due to an ankle injury. The German coach was therefore forced to bring Jordan Henderson and Fabinho down to the central hinge, cutting his midfielder to three of two of his fundamental elements, and de facto unbalancing his team. No help, Klopp has to do without Diogo Jota, who joined the hospital wing in early December when he had become much more than a luxury addition to Salah, Firmino and Mané.
Sometimes mute, too predictable and not at the top physically, the diabolical trio have suffered a slack, and the lack of creativity of the team, especially against low blocks, suffers as well. Not to mention that Andrew Robertson and Alexander Trent-Arnold are less consistent, and have had very little time to breathe. Finally, the midfielder, symbol of the tactical evils of Liverpool's 4-3-3, struggles with recovery and animation, not helped by the absence of a real recuperator among Georginio Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcántara and all young Curtis Jones. Despite this unpleasant feeling of overheating, and the feeling that this team has not changed from the previous season, Klopp's players showed against City that they still had an appetite, achieving a successful match before the two Alisson's crappy reminders. This is why it is still too early to dare to claim that Liverpool have come to the end of the Klopp cycle. Hey, that's good: next Saturday, the Reds are expected on the lawn of Leicester, currently third with three points ahead. A golden opportunity to immediately raise your head. Or keep it in the handlebars.
2021 English Premier League odds, picks: Soccer expert reveals best bets for Liverpool vs. Everton .
Martin Green has generated over $16,900 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season .Now, Green has set its sights on Liverpool vs. Everton and revealed his picks. You can only see them over at SportsLine.Liverpool vs. Everton spread: Liverpool -1.5Liverpool vs. Everton over-under: 2.5 goalsLiverpool vs. Everton money line: Liverpool -210, Everton +575LIV: Liverpool has as many losses in its last eight Premier League matches (five) as it totaled over 72 matches in 2019 and 2020EVER: Everton has won only one of its last six league gamesLatest Odds: Liverpool -1.