|Nottingham Forest must be brave when Liverpool comes to town on Saturday. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
It currently looks quite good for Liverpool with back-to-back wins for the first time this season and if that is not strange then what is?
Liverpool followed up the win against Manchester City at home with a slim but helpful victory over Westham but they must thank Alison for his heroics following a Jarrod Bowen penalty save in the first half of the encounter that was decided by a Darwin Nunez goal.
Nottingham Forest remains number one on the list of potential relegation candidates and it doesn’t even look like they have any hope. The new boys picked a point away at Brighton in midweek and that should be taken to the bank, it was against the script.
Not many saw the new contract for manager Cooper coming but the club made a huge statement of support by handing him a contract extension. If you agree that it might take a while for his new players to gel then they might have to do it from the championship.
A game against a bleeding and struggling Liverpool team can be tricky. Do you go all out and try to test the resolve of the pandemic champions or do you stay compact like you did at Brighton and hope for a stroke of luck to earn a point?
Liverpool must win here. Pundits have started considering Liverpool for the title conversations again but that would be out of reach. Eleven points off the top at this stage isn’t easy to usurp and considering the World Cup and other factors, top four would be more like it at this stage.
Liverpool will aim for the jugular and Forest must be brave. Forest must attack at some points and try to exploit the gaps at Liverpool’s right back. A freak odd goal isn’t impossible but will Steve Cooper’s side dare the Kops and attack?
Mohammed Salah needs to stand and be counted. Klopp will have the champions league in mind but he has to take things seriously on the home front too. He must win this one first and then look up to challenging in midweek afterward.