Liverpool are top of the Premier League after three games with 3 wins on the board with zero goals conceded; although saying that there has only been 3 goals scored, but all that matters is that Liverpool score one more goal than the other team so I have no complaints at this time. I took a screenshot of the Premiership table as we don’t see Liverpool at the top too often these days.
I have already written about the 1 -0 opening day victory over Stoke City, read my views here. So I’ll move onto last Saturday and Liverpool’s 0 – 1 victory over Aston Villa. Daniel Sturridge was the only goalscorer of the game again for the Reds, rounding the keeper to sidefoot into the back of the net in the 24th minute of the game. Liverpool looked like a dominant force in the first half, running rampant over the home side, which is great to see after the last few years of inconsistency.
To Villa’s credit, they came back at the Reds in the second half, Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet having to make two great saves to deny Villa’s Christian Benteke, but the reds held firm in defence to give the Red’s their best start to the season in five years with Sturridge scoring his seventh goal in eight games for Liverpool. This win over Aston Villa moved the Reds upto second in the league.
Moving onto the weekend just passed; and the 1 – 0 home victory over arch enemy Manchester United to record their best start since the 1994/95 season which pushed Liverpool to the top of the table after Chelsea were held to a scoreless draw by Manchester United last Monday evening.
It was Sturridge again that scored the only goal of the game, this time a redirected header from inside the nine yard box, Sturridge seems to be on fire right now; dare I say it, who needs Suarez? Now I am probably really tempting fate, but can Liverpool maintain this form and win their first ever Premier League title? I’ve not been this positive about Liverpool since the Gerard Houllier days.