Lack of European Football Benefiting Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp and his strengthened Liverpool side seem to be on somewhat of a hot streak- they’ve started the season sensationally, with away victories against both Arsenal and Chelsea, along with a 4-1 thumping of the current Premier League champions, Leicester City. After such a vibrant start, is it acceptable to be expecting Liverpool to challenge for the trophy that the club have been craving for since 1990? This season could be one of the best opportunities they will have of doing just that with no European Football to contend with.

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The Myth of the ‘Defensive Minded’ Rafael Benitez

Six of the best- that’s how the Newcastle Chronicle described the demolition of Queens Park Rangers in west London on Tuesday evening, a perfect way of marking Rafael Benitez’ first six months in charge of the Magpies. Taking your club, no matter who they are, on a 600 mile round trip to QPR and coming away with an emphatic 6-0 victory is no easy feat- and yet some will still wrongly insist on classifying Benitez as a defensive minded manager that is more concerned about keeping clean sheets than scoring goals.

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Arsenal Fortunate in France as PSG Falter

Paris Saint Germain 1-1 Arsenal
13th September, 2016
Parc des Princes – UEFA Champions League

Arsenal traveled to France this evening to square off against the French Champions, Paris Saint Germain in the opening game of their Champions League campaign. PSG however, managed to take the lead in just 42 seconds, only for Alexis Sanchez to conjure up an emphatic equalising goal for the Gunners as the game ended all square despite PSG’s dominance.

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Chelsea Survive the Ultimate Scare at Swansea

Swansea City 2-2 Chelsea
11th September, 2016
Liberty Stadium – English Premier League

Diego Costa stole the headlines in Sundays only Premier League fixture with the Spanish forward opening the scoring for Chelsea and then equalising late on to rescue a point for his side. Chelsea, who looked in complete control against their Welsh opponents Swansea City for a large majority of the game, were stunned by Francesco Guidolin’s men after they managed to score two goals in quick succession just after the half time break in an extremely entertaining tie at the Liberty Stadium.

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