2674728, Weekend Soccer 10.06-07: Who wants to be a Milner|
Posted by benny, Fri Oct-05-18 11:26 AM
The hits keep on coming for Liverpool; following a scorching hot start they crashed back to earth after a week with 2 losses and a draw. Now they have leaders City stopping by for a visit in what clearly looks like the game of the season thus far. The Reds had resounding success against the Citizens last season at Anfield, but their current slump is clearly cause for concern. Klopp will probably look to change certain things on Sunday, including a midfield lineup that just hasn't been working out during this bad stretch. Keita has the tools to break down complex opposition, so a bigger role for him could be key. Could Xhaqiri, who had some very good spurts in these games, feature more? Or should Sturridge, scorer of one of the gems in the season to snatch a point at Chelsea, play earlier. In any case if Salah keeps struggling through his runs and touches, it may not be enough to counter a City team that could see the return of KDB, Gundogan and Mendy.
Barca travel to Valencia, a team that is low in the rankings but actually hasn't lost in the league since late August. FCB did look vivified against Spurs this week, and they'll look to right the ship after two weeks of not winning league games (thankfully for them matched by Madrid).
05.10.18 2:00p Brighton - West Ham
06.10.18 10:00a Burnley - Huddersfield
06.10.18 10:00a Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton
06.10.18 10:00a Leicester - Everton
06.10.18 10:00a Tottenham - Cardiff
06.10.18 10:00a Watford - Bournemouth
06.10.18 12:00a Manchester United - Newcastle
07.10.18 07:00a Fulham - Arsenal
07.10.18 09:00a Southampton - Chelsea
07.10.18 11:00a Liverpool - Manchester City