After such an incredibly optimistic start to their Serie A campaign, it seems Maurizio Sarri and his Napoli squad have been struck with a harsh dose of reality in the form of a devastating injury to their new hitman, Arkadiusz Milik, along with an unexpected home defeat to Roma at the San Paolo.
Swansea City 1-2 Liverpool
1st October, 2016
Liberty Stadium – English Premier League
A classic tale of two halves. That’s the only way to describe Saturday’s early kick off where Liverpool came from behind to beat Premier League strugglers, Swansea City, 2-1. Swansea, who took the lead through Leroy Fer, couldn’t hold on and found themselves on the back foot throughout the entire second half after Jurgen Klopp gave his Liverpool side a wake up call during the break.
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.
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.