Liverpool win has pundit raving about star man who gives them title hopes

Date published: Saturday 21st August 2021 3:47 - Dan Burnham

Liverpool FC's Mohamed Salah celebrates with Virgil van Dijk after scoring their side's third goal during the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich

Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Burnley at Anfield has prompted a pundit to heap huge praise on the player he believes will allow them to challenge for the Premier League crown once more.

The Reds triumphed in the early kick-off thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane either side of half-time. The Clarets side had drawn and won in the last two games of this fixture. But Jurgen Klopp’s men were just too dominant for them on this occasion.

The win was carried out in such a fashion that it sparked discussion that it was a return to the sort of Liverpool performance that won them the league in 2019/20.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Martin Keown said: “It was business as usual for Liverpool. They had a season off it last season but certainly this season they’re going to challenge.”

Keown’s colleague and former Scotland defender Alan Hutton was quick to highlight the defensive solidarity that he believes now makes them contenders again.

“It’s a massive plus having Virgil van Dijk back. And Jordan Henderson makes a huge difference in the midfield,” said Hutton.

“Liverpool have played well, all the team have linked up together.

“I think we’re seeing a really strong Liverpool team this year that are definitely going to be challenging.

“They don’t look like they will be making any type of mistake with Van Dijk in that back-four.”

More positives from the match for the home side’s fans were the shifts put in by Harvey Elliot and left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas.

Elliot, 18, was a surprise inclusion to the starting XI but excelled against tough opposition.

And Tsimikas, deputising for the injured Andy Robertson, received a standing ovation when replaced in stoppage time due to his work rate and desire to win the ball back.

Good day all round for Liverpool

Meanwhile, there’s more positive news for Liverpool fans. The club been gifted the opportunity to sign one of the world’s elite strikers in Robert Lewandowski. That’s per a transfer expert.

The Poland international, 32, has been one of world football’s most feared strikers over the last decade.

Despite his advancing age, Lewandowski has showed no signs of slowing down. In fact, he appears to be getting better with age. He’s notched 103 goals in his last 87 outings across all competitions.

Lewandowski has won everything there is to win in Bavaria, and according to Sky Sports, he feels the time is now to experience a new challenge. This latest shock revelation shows that might lie at Anfield…

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