You are here

A look ahead to Liverpool

Mohamed Salah will have a point to prove when he goes up against his former team for the first time in the Premier League since joining Liverpool from Roma in the summer. The Egyptian heads into the weekend as the league’s top goalscorer with nine goals.

Liverpool have an impressive attack with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino expected to support Salah in a front three and then Philippe Coutinho as a head of the three central midfielders in Jurgen Klopp’s 4-3-3 formation.

The good news for us is that the Reds’ defence is shaky. Although they have a good record at Anfield, the likes of Watford have scored three goals, Leicester two goals and Tottenham four goals against them already this season. With Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard in excellent form at the moment it could make for a shootout at Anfield on Saturday evening.

A bet on Chelsea could be tempting for punters with odds of 3.6 with Betfair, especially considering our defence has improved since dropping David Luiz. We have kept clean sheets in our wins over Manchester United and West Brom with Andreas Christensen replacing the Brazilian in our last two Premier League outings.

We go into the game not only hoping to make it six seasons in a row without defeat at Anfield, but taking three points that would keep us in the top three and give us a chance of moving second by the end of the weekend. Liverpool start the weekend in fifth, only three points behind us after a good run of form. And Mo Salah is not the only former Blue who could be facing us this weekend. They also have Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke on their books and I wouldn’t be surprised to see either or both make an appearance if they’re in need of a goal in the final 20 minutes or so.

Betfair have produced the below graphic that covers all of the relevant statistics ahead of tomorrow’s game:

User login