Our next Premier League game is against Liverpool on Monday, and former Reds striker John Aldridge insists he’s been impressed by our attack and is worried about the upcoming clash, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
We got back to winning ways after a stuttering start against West Ham, with a far better performance against Alan Pardew’s dangerous looking Crystal Palace side. Liverpool have a perfect record so far with two wins from two, but they scraped through both games – requiring a Philippe Coutinho wonderstrike to beat Stoke and a huge amount of help from the officials against Bournemouth.
The Cherries firstly saw a goal wrongly disallowed, before new signing Christian Benteke tapped in from close range to top off a move that should have been ruled out for offside.
Hopefully we won’t see the same poor officiating in our clash, and our attack proves as devastating as Aldridge suggests.
“After last year, we’ve got to be wary going to Arsenal that we don’t let that happen again,” said Aldridge.
“I was very impressed with Arsene Wenger’s team at Crystal Palace. The speed of their attack with Sanchez was excellent and they’ve started to look really tasty. Sanchez makes such a difference to them and we’ll need to make sure we’re nice and compact. People will say that after two wins, we should let them worry about us and of course you look to go there and win the game.
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“But we’d take a draw now, of course we would.”
He’s not wrong, as Alexis clearly has a huge impact on the side. His full return against Crystal Palace was a massive boost, and even when not at his sharpest the Chilean’s drive and determination often drag us over the line.
We are more than capable of taking all three points from Liverpool, and need to make up for our abysmal start to the campaign.
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