Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Liverpool axe Mignolet for Arsenal visit

STOKE ON TRENT ENGLAND- AUGUST 19 Petr Cech of Arsenal applauds the supporters following the Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at Bet365 Stadium Liverpool axe Mignolet for Arsenal visit
Kristopher Love | 29 August, 2017, 14:42

Whilst it's impossible to deny that Arsenal were awful and their poor display will have helped Liverpool, the Reds had to take advantage of that and several players stood out as they did.

All three got on the scoresheet in Sunday's ruthless 4-0 demolition of Arsenal while England striker Daniel Sturridge also scored after coming off the bench. I'm not a Liverpool fan but this Arsenal team deserve a battering. They caused Arsenal a lot of problems.

"I'm absolutely fuming watching them".

The darling of the home crowd, Sadio Mane, added a second five minutes before the break before Egyptian Mohamed Salah stole the ball from a hesitant Hector Bellerin 12 minutes into the second half before scoring the third.

Alexis Sanchez should be back to play a part on Sunday and he will be crucial for the club this season.

With the club adamant Philippe Coutinho will stay beyond the end of the transfer window, and with Adam Lallana now out injured, the Reds' squad is not short of attacking options.

Meanwhile, there has not been any movement in terms of incoming transfers with the pursuit of Thomas Lemar put on hold due to AS Monaco's reluctance to come to terms with the asking price for the France worldwide.

"If I didn't believe we can do it, I would probably retire", he said. "We have to make sure we are consistent". Past year we had an outstandingly good record against the top six.

It was a performance which suggests that, regardless of the outcome of Barcelona's pursuit of Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool have enough firepower to be a threat in the top four this season.

New Zealand striker Chris Wood struck a debut equaliser in the second minute of added time for Burnley as they earned 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

Speaking to the club's official website the 26-year-old, who made his 300th appearance for the North Londoners during the game, said: 'We're very disappointed with the way we performed but we have to accept it.

When asked why the performance had been so sub-standard, the Frenchman said: "That is a question that is very hard to answer straight away after the game".

"Players at that level are used to it now, some deal better with it than others but I don't think he is too bothered by that".

"That's basically it. You can analyse the chances we gave away". Our performance was good, but we need to keep it up.