LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on September 24, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Considering form, stats and all other things, how many points from a possible nine, can Liverpool take from their next three fixtures?
Liverpool’s next three fixtures consist of Swansea City as early as this Saturday, followed by back to back games at Anfield aginst rivals Man United and Tony Pulis’ side West Brom the following weekend.
The biggest thorn in the side is the dreadful international break taking place between the Swansea game and the United game.
Hopefully Liverpool stays in this purple patch beyond their international commitment and return without losing speed in their quest for glory.
From these three fixtures, taking our own form into account before the opposition. I believe Liverpool can take all nine points.
Liverpool has been mooted the team to beat, other than rivals Man City, who have had a perfect start to their league campaign.
Therefore think, Liverpool are well on their way to come away with a three for three batting average.
SWANSEA, WALES – MAY 01: Christian Benteke of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team’s opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at The Liberty Stadium on May 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
First of the three, Liverpool go up against Swansea City away at the Liberty Stadium.
Only managing four points from the twelve available. Swansea go into this match least favorites to win by a country mile.
Swansea have however, gone up against the likes of Leicester City, Chelsea and Man City respectively. The Chelsea draw being the only positive coming from these three fixtures.
Chelsea a team Liverpool have also beaten in recent weeks at the Bridge, and Leicester City, the champs murdered by Liverpool at Anfield!
Swansea has a lot to play for sitting just above the bottom three in the start to the campaign.
When going up against teams pushing for a jump up the table from the bottom three scare. You can find it quite difficult to play against them, as they always put in an extra shift on the pitch.
Final score prediction 1-3 to Liverpool. Mane, Coutinho and Lallana to score. All three points for Liverpool.
Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on March 17, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
The second fixture after the unwanted international break. Liverpool go up against old rivals Man United.
Man United have been in similar form to what Liverpool has been of late. After a dip in form recently resurrected by the demolition over champions Leicester City.
Only a point separates the two teams. United have picked up twelve points from the eighteen up for grabs.
Man City and Leicester City being the only top teams facing them so far. The former winning the Manchester derby at the theater of dreams, and the latter falling victim to another 4-1 thrashing.
Taking it’s usual course on social media with LFC and MUFC fans at each other. The buildup to this match is shaping up nicely.
United under previous manager Van Gaal, silenced Liverpool in both league fixtures. In return, Liverpool were victorious over the Mancs in the Europa outings.
Two for four the stat for both teams in head to head clashes in last season’s meetings.
On the other hand, Klopp has put Mourinho to sleep twice while at Chelsea, with the Portuguese yet to reply.
Surely is hard to predicate an outcome, considering the rivalry between the two teams and the things being said by the two managers.
Form vs form, there is not much separating the two sides. My score prediction is a win for Liverpool at Anfield (Because Anfield is a fortress under Klopp) 2-0 to Liverpool.
With a set-piece goal by Matip and a screamer by Coutinho.
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – MAY 15: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool applauds supporters after the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on May 15, 2016 in West Bromwich, England.
The final fixture for the Reds are against West Brom, and they will have to travel to Anfield as well.
This team can show up when they want to, but in the same breath, a team also capable of mind-numbing the brain, with a number of boring displays, under, “a point is enough” , Pulis.
After only getting eight points from the opening six fixtures. West Brom possess a small threat going forward, but at the back. Their back line could save the titanic from sinking.
They have adapted the boring, “Pulis” style of football. Sit back, sit back and then sit back some more. After sitting back, add a defender and sit back some more for the last 45 minutes of the game.
Push forward once to allow for a breath at the back, but then again, sit back! A point well deserved in this managers mind.
Liverpool does find it harder to pickpocket a team sitting back, or better known as teams who park the, “Chelsea” or the “Mourinho”, sorry meant the bus.
It will be a test to show if we have finally broken the duck of not being able to pick up three points from such teams.
The way Liverpool took off against Hull, as Curtis Davies has testified to in recent reports. I see nothing stopping the Reds from claiming all three points.
Again, its’s a game at the stronghold Anfield. West Brom will need to do a great deal to keep the likes of Liverpool’s attack from hitting the back of the net.
In return though, always been a fan of Foster and many other keepers, who only come to Anfield to hurt our feelings with great performances against Liverpool.
For West Brom sake, he better be in scintillating form to achieve Pulis ambitious goals of returning with a point.
Score prediction for this game. 4/5-0 to Liverpool. Only because of the relentless attack we got going at the moment.