It’s fairly obvious that Liverpool are not half the side they were last season, now that they are without Luis Suarez, and it doesn’t help that Daniel Sturridge has been out injured for a while.
Luis Suarez – in action against Newcastle last season
Liverpool are struggling to score goals, after a season in which they scored a record 101 goals in the Premier League to finish runners-up – their highest ever finish in the PL – and with a massive goal difference of +51.
At the moment they are only one point better off than Newcastle with 14 points, and have scored only 13 goals in their first 10 games – and compare that with Newcastle who have scored 11 goals after we’ve had a very poor start to the season.
The lads kept their third clean sheet in four games on Saturday, and we beat Liverpool 1-0, in what was a closely contested game until the last 20 minutes, when we got on top after scoring.
And after being hammered by Real Madrid 3-0 at home a couple of weeks ago, Liverpool now face a daunting trip to face a Madrid side tomorrow night at the Bernabeu in the Champions League. 🙁
Former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson had this to say about the defeat today:
“It was very disappointing.””We came here for confidence and to get a result and we didn’t manage to do that, so we’re very disappointed.¨
“Throughout the game I thought we dominated the ball, but we didn’t really get in behind them or create many chances.¨ “We had one or two through Philippe Coutinho and Martin Skrtel from the corner.¨
¨But overall, we’re disappointed not to get something out of the game.¨ “I felt as though we started the game well and we quieted the crowd down, kept the ball – but the ball wasn’t the problem.¨
¨We were dominating the game through possession, but it was just getting into that final third and creating an opening.¨ “We struggled with that, so we’ll have to improve on that and kick on for the next game.”
Jordan Henderson has come on leaps and bounds since signing from Sunderland in the summer of 2011, and after a difficult initial start on Merseyside, he has become the obvious successor to Steven Gerrard in central midfield and probably as captain too at the famous Merseyside club.
And who would have thought that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers would be under pressure this season, and he has to start getting some decent results.
Who would be a Premier League manager these days?
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