Liverpool seek lift-off against
The most unexpected theme of the current Premier League season has been Liverpool’s slow start, and while there is no panic at Anfield, alarm bells will start to sound if they lose to Bournemouth at home on Saturday.
Only two points have been earned by Liverpool after three games, including victories over Fulham, Crystal Palace, and ostensible “crisis club” Manchester United.
After losing on Monday at Old Trafford, Liverpool has had their worst start to a season under Jurgen Klopp and has lost all three of their opening contests for the first time since the 2012–13 season.
Although there are mitigating factors, like as a long injury list, it will be worrying to see Manchester United outrun and outpress Klopp’s relatively sluggish team.
The public reprimand given to Virgil van Dijk by midfielder James Milner following United’s first goal also suggested that there was some friction inside the normally close-knit Liverpool ranks.
As they have battled to regain their signature intensity, Liverpool are yet to take the lead in a game this season. Left back Andy Robertson says that needs to change quickly.
After the Old Trafford loss, the Scot observed, “We handed every team a goal start and that’s the bedrock of the game.”
“You can’t always make life difficult for yourself. The fact that we once again started slowly and gave up an early goal needs to alter. We need to rapidly remove our fingers.”
Darwin Nunez, a recent addition to Liverpool, won’t be playing against Bournemouth because he is still suspended after getting sent off for a headbutt against Palace.
Against Bournemouth, they will also be missing midfielder Thiago Alcantara, forward Diogo Jota, and defender Ibrahima Konate, and midfielder Naby Keita is questionable.
However, despite having so many absentees, Liverpool will be expected to start their season strong against promoted Bournemouth, who dropped their previous two league contests 4-0 to Manchester City and 3-0 to Arsenal.
The early leaders Arsenal will look to keep the only remaining perfect record when they play Fulham on Saturday, while Liverpool seeks its first victory.
Although manager Mikel Arteta is cautious, this is Arsenal’s greatest start to a Premier League season in 17 years and an optimistic vibe is permeating the team.
The Spaniard replied, “It’s just three games; it means nothing.
Manchester United travels to Southampton to begin the weekend’s schedule in an effort to demonstrate that their remarkable victory over Liverpool was no fluke.
Erik ten Hag, the team’s manager, has challenged his players to consistently uphold the same level of effort they did against Liverpool.
“I expect players to always play with the best attitude. They must bring it to the club each day, “said he.
I hope they realize that it must be a way of life.
Champions Manchester City hosts Crystal Palace while surprise package Newcastle United. hosts Newcastle, where they dropped their first points in a 3-3 defeat. Third-placed Leeds United will go to unbeaten Brighton in an effort to build on their victory over Chelsea.
Tottenham Hotspur, now in fourth place, will travel to Nottingham Forest on Sunday.