Former Ballon d’Or winner Kaka has said that Liverpool will have to work hard for the Premier League title next season after a flawless performance during the current campaign. The Reds are expected to seal their maiden Premier League title this term with the staggering 22-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the standings.
In a report covered by The Mirror, Kaka said that he has been impressed with the dominating display from the Reds in the English top-flight. However, he added that they may not be able to replicate the same level of performance next season, considering their rivals will definitely come up with a better challenge for the title, the Brazilian told: “It’s good to see a team playing this way because it’s just one season. I am not saying Liverpool are bad but in a competition like the Premier League, it’s hard to have a season like this. “It shows that Liverpool are in very good shape and have a very good coach and players.”(more…)
Joe Gomez had a difficult start to his life at Anfield, as he was initially behind Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip in the pecking order. However, injuries suffered by the duo have been very crucial for Joe Gomez, who has started getting a run of action in the first team. He has formed a remarkable partnership with Virgil van Dijk. It has helped others one of the biggest problems faced by Liverpool – a legal defence. Even with a lot of advantage in the title race, Liverpool were only able to register two clean sheets in the games before Gomez was introduced.
Since the introduction of the youngster, they have registered seven clean sheets in the last eight matches. The only occasion on which Liverpool failed to keep a clean sheet outside these games was in the Club World Cup semi-final. The attractive displays from the youngster have made him a great potential for the fantasy team. The 22-year-old has not been a common pick among fantasy football players. However, now is the time to have a serious consideration of the 22-year-old since Liverpool are keeping clean sheets at an alarming rate. Liverpool have all been about destroying opposition with a fast attack, but they are now great even at the back.
Jurgen Klopp’s extended their Premier League unbeaten record to 34 games after dispatching off struggling Watford on Saturday afternoon. The Reds currently sit on top of the league table – obviously – and other than having a beast of a season, there seems to be no team putting up a proper challenge against them.
The Pride of Merseyside last tasted defeated close to a year ago at the hands of Manchester City. After brushing off Pep Guardiola’s men earlier this season, it seems the crowd at Anfield will be confident in their team’s ability to do a double over the sneaky Mancunians.
However, a captain can provide a significant jump in points and this is especially important going into the international weekend. Players like Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are leading contenders to be named as the captain. Let us look at these options:
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City vs Wolves
Even though the England international suffered a drop in form, he has been able to come up with goals in three successive games. Despite being subjected to the rotation policy of Pep Guardiola, Sterling is a good pick to score in the game. This would have a positive impact on his ability to get points as a captain.