Liverpool saw their unbeaten run come to an end as they were beaten 2-1 by the defending champions Manchester City last night.
Their first loss of the season sees them pegged back to a 4 point lead with Manchester City looking to catch up.
Liverpool’s defeat saw rivals take their chance to mock the blip in Liverpool’s campaign and one of them was Everton old boy, Steven Pienaar.
The Evertonian, who is currently serving as an international ambassador for the Toffees, took to Twitter as he mocked the premature celebrations from Liverpool fans.
The former South African international claimed that the league title was a marathon and even though his rivals play attractive football, they still have a long way to go before they actually win the trophy.
The defeat does not change the fact that Liverpool still remain the front-runners to win their first league title in 29 years, but it does bring back Manchester City in it, who look like they have found their form after suffering two consecutive shock defeats during the Christmas period.
Check out the screenshot of Pienaar’s tweets below –
The January transfer window is now open and the transfer rumours are in full flow with some exciting young players expected to move within the next few months. One of the biggest talents being the German striker Timo Werner.
The Leipzig striker has been linked with some of the top clubs with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Liverpool all looking for his signature.
Liverpool have been linked with Timo Werner for a while now and the general feeling among Reds fans is that they would love to see the club go for him and add more quality and depth into the squad.
An image released on social media was seen with Werner in the red of Liverpool and although it was an edit, fans would admit he looked right at home.
Liverpool are already flying in the league and would hope they can add the German international to their ranks.
Check out the edit below –
There’s a brilliant new Manchester United concept kit based on Newton Heath colours doing the rounds online.
The historic English club formerly known as Newton Heath LYR Football Club was formed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Depot at Newton Heath.
The historic yellow and green kit represents the history and the foundation of the club which later came to be known as Manchester United.
The club initially donned the green and yellow for 6 years during the late 19th century and the colours were brought back in the early 1990s to commemorate Newton Heath.
With this new concept kit doing rounds online, the fans would love an opportunity to see their players in one of the oldest colours of the club and fight for glory!
Check out the image below –
Information Source – Wikipedia
Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from a shocking defeat at the hands of Wolves to beat Cardiff City by 3 goals to nil.
The win in the Welsh capital sees them reclaim the second spot for the time being as Manchester City take on Liverpool on Thursday.
Following a second half collapse at the weekend, Spurs made sure they left no chance of another comeback as they scored 3 in the first half an hour to settle the game. In a scintillating display with some smooth counter attacks, one player that stood out was Moussa Sissoko.
The French international, who has regained his confidence and form, put in a tireless shift in what ended up being a routine win for Spurs. He lead the counter attacks with his powerful runs and made a key pass in the build up to the second goal.
His brilliant performance was summed up with a late cross-field ball he played out to Danny Rose. Check it out below –
The inch perfect ball, played in the injury time, was a massive hit among the Spurs fans, who would be hoping for more of these top performances from their midfielder as they look to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Liverpool fans were treated to yet another superb win as they strengthened their lead at the top of the table after an impressive performance against the Gunners last week.
In a game which saw Liverpool players find the back of the net quite frequently, Gini Wijnaldum was spotted missing the goal from a mere 5 yards following the penalty scored by Salah.
The Dutch international was caught on cam missing the target by quite a margin as the ball landed a few rows back in the crowd.
Where there were clips for the year end blooper reel, the game also had its share of wholesome moments.
Mo giving the ball to Bobby for his hat-trick goal
As seen on ‘Inside Anfield’, Mo Salah was spotted handing the ball over to Firmino for the second penalty of the game. The Egyptian gave up the chance to take the lead in the race for Golden Boot, as he allowed his teammate a chance to complete a well deserved hat-trick.
The moment which made Klopp emotional as he confessed post match, was received with a huge cheer from the crowd.
Check out the latest Inside Anfield below, Gini’s miss comes in around the 08.36 mark –
Liverpool stretched their lead at the top as they beat Arsenal by 5 goals to 1 with the help of a Roberto Firmino hat-trick.
The game at Anfield was a spectacle for Liverpool fans as the home team came back from a goal down to take a 4-1 lead by half time.
Unai Emery’s side on the other hand were left wishing that they had never incited their opponents by scoring an early goal.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool fans have been treated to exciting displays throughout the season but it seems fans watching the match live on TV in Albania got more than they could’ve asked for.
The viewers watching the match live on an Albanian channel were witness to a bizarre bit of advertisement where a man sliding down a rope appeared on their television.
The graphic took up about a third of the screen, much to the annoyance of the viewer who took to Twitter to share the peculiar moment.
Check out the clip below –
Manchester United have seen a mid-season revival post the sacking of Jose Mourinho as they make it 3 impressive wins in 3.
The crowd at Old Trafford, who have seen their side play a lackluster and uninspired style of football at times over the last few seasons, were treated to adventurous and free-flowing football over the festive period.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s appointment as the interim manager has shown promise so far as the players have enjoyed their newfound freedom on the football pitch in the last 3 games.
Paul Pogba made the headlines once again but another player that saw himself back in the lineup was Eric Bailly. The Ivorian who fell behind Smalling, Jones and Lindelof under Mourinho, was reinstated in the defence against the Cherries and he made sure he stood out.
Although his performance was eventually overshadowed by his two-footed tackle that had him sent off, the confidence pumped into him by his new manager was on full display as the centre-back was seen bringing out his tekkers against Bournemouth.
Manchester United fans were treated to some audacious football action in the first half as Bailly pulled off a volleyed back-heel flick pass during a moment in the game.
Check it out below –
It was a December delight for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers who beat Celtic 1-0 on Saturday. Besides earning the bragging rights over their cross-town rivals and the win moved Rangers level on points with the defending champions.
Gerrard has reignited Rangers ever since his appointment and he tactically outsmarted his former manager, Brendan Rodgers, who faced his first defeat in the Old Firm derby.
The former Liverpool captain has repeatedly answered his critics with his team’s impressive performances on the pitch as he continues to grow in stature amongst the fans, as was seen after the game against Celtic.
A moment captured by a fan in the stands at Ibrox shows how Stevie G has taken to the life at Rangers after he was spotted turning his back at Celtic players as everyone made their way back into the tunnel after the game got over.
Rangers fans loved this bit from their boss, check out the footage below –
Liverpool, who have had their best start to a Premier League season, sit comfortably on top as they enjoy a 7 point lead over Manchester City. The Reds remain undefeated so far and their progress under Jurgen Klopp has been impressive.
Liverpool have historically been one of the most successful English sides ever and it seems they are seeing a massive rise in their fan base after the addition of African superstars in Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita.
An interesting piece of data that came out recently showed how Liverpool have the fourth highest kit sales in France this season, more than Lyon who are currently third in Ligue 1. Their sales exceed that of Manchester United, who failed to make the top 10 despite having French players in Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial in their ranks.
While the Muslim community in France can be held accountable for a majority of these numbers being put up by Liverpool, making it so high up in the list without a single French player remains incredibly impressive nonetheless.
Check out the graphic below –
Rangers put on a dominant display in the 415th Old Firm Derby as they beat Celtic by a solitary goal to move level on points with the defending champions, who still have a game in hand. The home team scored at the half hour mark when Ryan Jack found the net after a fine build up play.
A one-sided first half was the result of a tireless effort put in by the midfield trio of Scott Arfield, Ross McCrorie and the goalscorer Ryan Jack, who just didn’t allow their rivals to have any kind of passing game going at Ibrox.
The fight put in by Gerrard’s players was clearly highlighted by Scott Arfield’s vigour and determination to win a drop ball during the game. The Canadian was seen leaning in whilst on his toes to win possession from the drop ball.
Check out the the initial movement from Arfield before all the kicking began –
Arfield, who moved to Scotland in the summer after a 5 year stint with Burnley, has been quick to make his mark amongst the fans and after his moment of passionate display, he’s likely to be liked even more.