Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Five talking points from the weekend’s Premier League

Five talking points from the weekend’s Premier League

Liverpool continued their ideal start to the season to stay atop the Premier League after a goal in each half gave them a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday.

"There's not one second that it's easy".

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, holds a patch over his eye after it was scratched. "We won three games in a row and after went to Watford and Liverpool and were not capable to win, it is hard to be considered a contender".

Klopp wants his team to be playing the big glamour matches, like the opening Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on Tuesday night, and the Reds' fans crave it.

"Pochettino's coaching staff have not helped him out either, because they didn't address the problem - I could not have sat in that dug out and not said: 'Are you having a laugh here?"

"Roberto Firmino was discharged from a London hospital this afternoon after receiving good news on the eye injury he sustained during Liverpool's 2-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur".

Liverpool are scheduled to play seven games in the next 23 days starting with the weekend's trip to Wembley on Saturday.

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Are Liverpool title favourites, and should Klopp ignore the Champions League v PSG and focus on Liverpool winning the Premier League 2018/19.

After the game, criticism was aimed at Salah and Mane for throwing away so many chances by looking to score themselves - although Liverpool great Robbie Fowler believes that's harsh. We lost [Philippe] Coutinho [to Barcelona], but signed three or four top players.

"If you watch the Watford game again, you see we played so slow, so sloppy, from the beginning". I really thought defending against the ball, we were brilliant.

"I think Liverpool haven't started the season excellently, but they have done a good job, and out of all the teams out there they've looked the best, and in [Virgil] van Dijk they've got one of the best defenders in the world at the moment".

Mauricio Pochettino may have had the same fears pre-match, hence the three-man midfield, but we were guilty of so many sloppy passes in there and too often not being close enough or getting the wrong side of players. So now we have to prove that and do it again and again and again, and see if we can do so.

They have scored 66 goals in 32 combined starts.

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