16 Mar 2022 | 14:02 | Football
Luis Diaz’s first day at Liverpool
Liverpool is in the hands of a favorable time, favorable conditions, in a two-horse race with Man City. The 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace made the green half of Manchester reduced to 4 points by The Kop, and played more than 1 match.
Jurgen Klopp’s army breathes heat directly on the back of Man City’s neck if they win against Arsenal in the match of round 27 of the Premier League.
The element of time is in the hands of Klopp’s students. Man City and Liverpool will have a decisive battle to win the throne next April. If all goes well, The Kop will level and overcome the heaviest opponent in this year’s championship race.
Along with that, the key factors of Liverpool have also had sublime performances recently. Strong attack with 73 goals after 28 matches.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane became important sources of goals. Salah with 20 goals, Mane contributed 12 goals. Meanwhile, Diogo Jota is ready to speak up when the home team is in trouble with the ability to seize excellent opportunities in the opponent’s penalty area.
Liverpool’s strong firepower also has a great contribution from the two-sided corridor with the famous full-back duo: Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
“The reason Liverpool are the team that scores the most goals is when they have Alexander-Arnold in the squad. He has the ability to pass the ball that few other players can. Even at the highest level, he is still shows elite qualities ,” former player Graeme Souness told Sky Sports.
Teammate Robertson is no less competitive. The Scottish national player went on to defend rhythmically thanks to abundant physical resources. Robertson’s crosses into the penalty area have high accuracy and impressive drop points.
” Robertson has boundless energy even though his serve is not as good as Alexander-Arnold. These guys are two of the best players around when it comes to the opponent’s penalty area.” Graeme Souls commented.
Besides a strong attack, Liverpool also owns a solid defense system with 2 blocks: Joel Matip – Virgil van Dijk. At the same time, goalkeeper Alisson Becker brings stability to the home team’s wooden frame.
In terms of head-to-head record, Liverpool have a basis for confidence when they won 4-0 in the first leg against Arsenal. Everything is leaning towards The Kop in the upcoming encounter.