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Liverpool Relentless in Pursuit of the Premier League Title Despite Injuries and Shaky Start

The Reds have resources and do not intend to give up in the title race. First shaken by Luton, Liverpool logically ended up winning largely on their lawn, Wednesday, in the advanced match of the 26th day of the Premier League (4-1). Jürgen Klopp’s players have a third victory in a row and are four points clear at the top of the standings with one more match. The German coach celebrated this success which required a lot of energy.

Because it was a seriously diminished leader who presented himself against the modestly promoted and 18th in the English championship. Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota, Dominik Szoboszlai and Darwin Nunez were all absent. However, this did not prevent their teammates from entering the match strongly with Luis Diaz striking and threatening from the first seconds. The restless Colombian, however, seriously lacked skill and then precision in the truth zone (3rd and 4th).

Liverpool trop impatient

The Reds showed haste in attack, they also quickly broke down in defense. Tahith Chong passed to the left to take a shot that Caoimhin Kelleher deflected as best he could and especially towards the head of Chiedozie Ogbene, author of the opener at the far post for a 3rd personal goal this season (0-1 , 12th).

Annoyed, the Liverpool players immediately set off to attack the opposing area but accuracy was lacking for Joe Gomez (28th), Diaz (30th, 32nd, 35th) and Harvey Elliott (40th). Despite 12 shots including 3 on target and 7 corners at 0, they reached the break with a goal behind before increasing the pressure by one or more notches upon resumption.

Van Dijk leads the way

The Reds stifled their opponents and besieged their goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski. They found the fault on a corner with an uncrossed header from their captain Virgil Van Dijk who ended up in the back of the net for the equalizer (1-1, 56th). Faced with the fury of the locals, the Belgian goalkeeper of the Hatters did not have time to digest and had to repel an attempt from young Conor Bradley (58th). He cracked in stride on a header from Gakpo after a cross from Alexis MacAllister (2-1, 58th).

Van Djik called on Kaminski again from a corner (61st). Diaz finally made the right move and gave him no chance (3-1, 71st). In an intense match until the end, Liverpool never released their grip and Elliott was rewarded for his efforts by scoring in his 100th match with the Reds (4-1, 90th). With a total of 29 shots including 13 on target and as many corners, Klopp’s players put all their heart into winning this match. They should do the same until the end of the season to win the league title. Before that, they will have the opportunity to offer themselves a first trophy next Sunday with the League Cup final against Chelsea.

Virgil van Dijk, scorer against Luton Town

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2024-02-21 22:07:00
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