Burnley vs Liverpool | Things We Learned

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Article by Lauren Black [email protected]_Black9 

Liverpool came from 1-0 down to beat Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor in what turns out to be a crucial three points!

Much Needed Three Points 

The pressure was on the team a little bit tonight after Man City beat Watford last night but the Reds got the job done and overcame Burnley away from home. Liverpool are still two points behind leaders Man City but are now eight points clear of Chelsea and Arsenal and six off Tottenham which is pretty nice.

This weekends game against Bournemouth is our chance to get one over on Man City as they face Chelsea and with the London club losing tonight, they will be wanting to take those three points on Saturday.

I Hope Gomez Injury isn’t Too Serious

Joe Gomez has been a brick wall in our defence this season and has really stepped up when no one expected him to, he has missed the odd game due to injury so I’m hoping the one he sustained tonight isn’t too serious. It didn’t look anything serious at first but he looked in a lot of discomfort after the challenge so it was wise to take him off rather than risk him playing on, which I don’t think he could have anyway.

Him and Van Dijk have formed this solid partnership that has been crucial for us this season and with him being able to fill in at right-back when Trent needs a rest really helps us to, fingers crossed it isn’t too serious.

Alisson Is A Hero

I just love him to be honest. He is the best goalkeeper we have had in a long time and we have been missing a player like him in our team. He has everything that you could possibly want in a goalkeeper, brilliant kicking, brilliant reflexes, brilliant co-ordination, and brilliant hair. The perfect man.

No but in all seriousness he has made us so much stronger and you feel comfortable with him in goal, the way he just picked that ball out the air before the striker and then casually threw it to Sturridge to start the counter-attack leading to Shaqiri’s goal was marvelous and I’m so happy we have him.

Should We Have Played It Safe From The Start? 

When I first saw the team I was a bit annoyed/disappointed that he didn’t field our strongest eleven. I understand that we have a tough run of games from now on and squad rotation is key but I would much rather he started at least one of the usual front three as you need goals to win games and they can help us with that.

Bobby made a difference as soon as he comes on and so did Salah, I would much prefer it if he played one or two of them for 50/55 minutes, get a few goals in the bag and then replace them at that point in the game. We need to be winning games and in order to do that, you must field your best players.

Looking Ahead To Next Week 

Two big games for the Reds this coming week, Bournemouth away on Saturday in the early kick-off which should be an easy three points but Bournemouth are a solid team so I don’t expect it to be all sunshine and daisies. We then have the biggest game of the season so far in my opinion, Napoli at home. We need to win this game in order to progress to the knockout rounds of the Champions League and that should be the most important thing on the players and the managers mind at the minute.

Let me know your thoughts on the game in the comments below!

Article by Lauren Black – @Lauren_Black9

 

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