They may not be doing it with flair, but they’re doing it – three 1-0 wins from three games have put Liverpool near enough the top of the table that people are asking “Luis who?” for what feels like the first time in ages.
September 16th, 2013
Instead, Daniel Sturridge has become the talk of the Mersey having scored all three of those goals, despite missing the recent England matches with a thigh strain. Tongues wagged further when he was said to have tweeted that his club took priority over country – though based on the Player of the Month-winning performances he’s had so far you can hardly blame him.
Ahead of tonight’s match against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium the focus is also on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and the Swans’ Jonjo Shelvey; both men who have crossed the divide of late.
A win tonight for Liverpool would be their 400th in the Premier League, while Swansea will be keen to pick up any form of points just to try and escape from the relegation zone after a horrible start to the season saw them pick up only one win so far. As last season’s League Cup winners however, Swansea have been able to progress through a European play-off round to find themselves in this season’s Group stage of the Europa League.
Liverpool have no such worrisome diversions however aside from keeping up this impressive run; going 100% after four games of the new season would be something the Reds have never before achieved; and have to look back to the 1-2 punch of Evans and Fowler in 1994 to find three straight from out of the gate.