Last summer, Liverpool carried out a radical reform in the midfield by leaving a series of factors and bringing in many quality names such as Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, Ryan Gravenberch and Alexis Mac Allister. With many new players, people say this will be a promising version 2.0 of coach Jurgen Klopp. In fact, The Kop is having impressive performances and is fully capable of competing for titles in every arena. However, they still have to do the following 3 things if they don’t want to hold grudges at the end of the season.
1. Retain Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah is clearly an irreplaceable factor in Liverpool at the moment. The Egyptian player is flourishing with 12 goals (10 in the Premier League and 2 in the Europa League) and 4 assists. In times of deadlock, people born in 1992 always know how to shine at the right time. Most recently, he scored a double in the Red Brigade’s 3-star victory over Brentford in round 12 of the EPL.
Mohamed Salah’s brilliant performance forced Liverpool’s board to keep him at all costs in the face of Al-Ittihad’s attention in the Saudi Pro League. There is information that the Arab owners will return to this deal in the upcoming winter transfer window. With a stable squad, coach Jurgen Klopp’s team certainly does not want to lose their number 1 star. If “King of Egypt” is sold, The Kop’s ambitions may disappear.
2. Darwin Nunez is no longer ungainly
Compared to last season, Darwin Nunez really made a lot of progress and became a great hope for Liverpool’s attack. Since the beginning of the season, the Uruguayan player has scored 7 goals and 5 assists in all competitions. However, there are some times when players born in 1999 still miss incredible opportunities, with the shot going out at very close range in the match against Luton Town in round 11 of the EPL being a typical example.
Runs well, handles the ball impressively, is perfect in all situations, creates assists for teammates, but finishing still seems to be a problem for Darwin Nunez. During an important period and at a decisive moment for the title race, if the Uruguayan player continues to be careless with clear scoring situations, it will be dangerous for Liverpool.
3. Weaknesses in border corridors
It is undeniable that Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ability to support attacks and passes has now become a trademark. But on the defensive front, the star born in 1998 still cannot reassure fans with his mistakes at the beginning of the season. In the last few matches, The Kop’s right-back has played more consistently. It is important that Trent maintain this form until the end of the season.
On the opposite side, Andrew Robertson’s long-term injury also brings many worries when replacement factors such as Kostas Tsimikas or Joe Gomez have not yet brought the necessary peace of mind. The two border corridors can completely become fatal points and affect the Red Brigade’s title race this season.
Danh Nguyen | 16:59 November 14, 2023