The first game for Liverpool at Anfield this season ended in victory for the hosts, who managed to salvage a goal in the 73rd minute through Sadio Mane (scoring his 2nd of the season). Mane’s goal came as a relief for the Liverpool fans as it was looking like this encounter might be heading towards a draw as the game stood at 0-0 heading into the final quarter.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Both Liverpool and Crystal Palace had opening Premier League weekends that neither would describe as ideal: Palace definitely more so than Liverpool, but both will be looking to improve this weekend with a feisty affair expected in the contest for three valuable points at Anfield.
The Brazilian has been surrounded by speculation for the last couple of weeks and a move to last season’s La Liga runners up looks more likely by the day. But doubt still surrounds Philippe Coutinho and whether he will in fact be departing Liverpool before the transfer window closes.
So, the Premier League really is good isn’t it? The last time Liverpool went to Vicarage Road only one goal was scored. That goal from Emre Can may have won goal of the season, but it didn’t stop the game from being a muted affair. This game however, was very different.
After a dramatic, exciting, and most importantly, expensive pre-season the Premier League returns on Friday. Liverpool and Watford commence their respective seasons on Saturday at Vicarage Road, anxious to make their mark and throw down the gauntlet to other clubs for the coming season.
Premier League clubs have been on a colossal spending spree already this Summer as we move into July and officially commence the Premier League transfer window.
Liverpool’s clash with West Ham was billed as a must-win game for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and in games of this magnitude it is your best players who arise to the occasion. On Sunday, for Liverpool that man was Philippe Coutinho.