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Friday, 15 September 2017
LIVERPOOL CAN WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IF THEY...
The very basic level of sports.
Liverpool football club are back to the champions league where they will compete against the best of the best. They currently have an arsenal of some of the best players in the premier league such as Phillipe Countinho, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohammed Salah, Emre Can, etc. However, in recent years, Liverpool have performed credibly well against top teams in Europe but always seem so duffer against the weaker ones. Take for example, last two seasons during the Europa League, they performed a remarkable comeback against Borussia Dortmund, one that was totally unbelievable. This was just simply breathtaking to watch, that was a vintage Liverpool! On the other hand, Liverpool have shown that they have chronic defensive issues and are often bailed out by their attack. They seem to suffer a lot against weaker teams, most especially in the premier league. They can sweep arsenal away one week, and draw at Stoke city the next. One can safely conclude that they are somewhat inconsistent. So the big question now is 'are they cut out for the champions league?'. Their first group stage came gave conflicting answers. Firstly, it showed that Liverpool have one of the best attacks in the whole of Europe that should be feared by the top teams. Not only did they take the league against Sevilla, they also took the lead. This leads to the second one, Liverpool's defence could turn out ultimately to be their greatest undoing. Against Sevilla, they allowed their opponents back in the game when this should have been an easy 3 points.
Conclusively, on their day, Liverpool can be the nightmare of clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona but their nagging defensive issues undermine the efforts of their attack. If they can work on this defence, they can go all the way in this season's champions league.