An overview of Liverpool’s first few games of the season before the international break, what’s to come next and how their rivals are faring.
Rob Gutmann is joined by John Gibbons, Chloe Bloxam and Mike Kearney.
On The Overview this week, our panel recaps LFC’s first few games. Then from Sunday, September 12th until October 3rd Liverpool will play 7 games in 21 days. This is the first phase of ‘thick and fast ‘ and we can’t wait!
What We’ve Learned from Chelsea, Burnley, and Norwich
The panel talks expectations for the reds and how this seasons squad is shaping up. There haven’t been too many additions this transfer window, so all the pieces are in place for Jurgen’s reds until January.
The Positives for Liverpool
We chat the return of the reds defense, Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold back from recent injury. Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk are back fit after long term spells on the sideline. Ibrahima Konate and Kostas Tsmikas offering much needed cover.
Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson Becker’s form have been excellent, and our free scoring front 3 could easily turn into another Fab Four.
Harvey Elliott emerging as a reliable talent for Jurgen Klopp. Keita finally showing the form that proves why we signed him.
No late additions at the end of the transfer window. Gutmann so gutted he couldn’t do the Gutter. Say that three times fast. Niggly injuries to Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Takumi Minamino, and now Harvey Elliott. How will our squad depth effect the team this season.
Champions League & League Cup draws could’ve been kinder. Chelsea felt like a missed opportunity, there was a feeling in the ground that the reds could have gone on to win the game.
Is Sadio Mane’s form becoming an issue? What happened to the best player in the world who’s won us the Premier League? Is he stuck in his own head?
Upcoming Liverpool Games :
Leeds United v Liverpool – Premier League @ Elland Road – 9/12/2021 Kickoff 4:30 PM GMT
Liverpool v AC Milan – Champions League @ Anfield – 9/15/2021 Kickoff 8:00 GMT
Liverpool v Crystal Palace – Premier League @ Anfield – 9/18/2021 Kickoff 3:00 PM GMT
Norwich City vs Liverpool – Carabao Cup @ Carrow Road – 9/21/2021 Kickoff 7:45 PM GMT
Brentford v Liverpool – Premier League @ Brentford Community Stadium – 9/25/2021 Kickoff 5:30 PM GMT
FC Porto vs Liverpool – Champions League @ Estádio do Dragão – 9/28/2021 Kickoff 8:00 PM GMT
Liverpool v Manchester City – Premier League @Anfield – 10/3/2021 Kickoff 4:30 PM GMT
Is This A Decisive Phase of the Season :
The panel picks their teams for the upcoming games. Would you make 11 changes for Norwich ?
Does Jurgen Klopp effectively work backwards from the City game ?
In a testing Champions League group – how important is it to win the first game? Re-introducing Thiago to the fold.
It might seem mad to call it so early, but 4 straight wins wouldn’t half put Liverpool in the box seat.
So important to re-establish flat track bully credentials against the lesser teams, after last season’s debacle.