Liverpool Keep Finding Ways To Win

8 Oct

At quarter to 5 last Saturday I was resigned to believing that Liverpool were going to only win a point at home to Leicester City after James Maddison’s later equaliser.

The thought of dropping 2 points at home worried me more because I thought Manchester City were certainties to beat Wolves at home on Sunday which would have resulted in Liverpool’s lead at the top of the league being trimmed to just 3 points.

But fast forward 24 hours and the unthinkable happened, first James Milner scored from the penalty spot to give Liverpool all 3 points before Wolves stunned Manchester City 2-0 the following day to give Liverpool an 8 point lead over the Premier League champions going into the international break.

Liverpool’s 8 point lead was unthinkable at that late stage of the game at Anfield but once again Jürgen Klopp’s men found another way to win.

Liverpool keep finding ways to win games in so many different ways, and that is a sign of champions.

The Reds found many ways to win last season and they are continuing to do so this season.

Their 1-0 win over Sheffield United last weekend wasn’t pretty and they were fortunate to win courtesy of a blunder by the United keeper after struggling to create many chances against a resilient home side.

Then on Wednesday Liverpool played some superb football to take them to a 3-0 lead against Salzburg, but it looked like they had thrown it away when the visitors roared back to level the score in the second half.

But once again Liverpool found a way to win the game when Salah produced a clinical finish to earn the Reds a 4-3 win.

Saturday’s late win over Leicester was another game that looked likely of ending up a draw until Sadio Mane was felled in the box in stoppage time to give James Milner the opportunity to win the game from the spot, which he gratefully accepted.

The different ways that Liverpool are finding to win games is vital if they are to win the league because they can’t expect to blow teams away every time with their superb football that we have witnessed so many times in the past.

It is still very early in the season and despite leading Manchester City by 8 points there are so many games still to play, but the size of the lead is very unexpected, but a grateful bonus at this early stage of the season.

It has been a tremendous start to the season for Liverpool and it is nice to enjoy this two week international break at the top of the league.

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