Game Week 32 Predictions: Liverpool to maul Nottingham Forest - Premier League Preview, Betting tips, Team news
|Liverpool can break into the top six with a win on Saturday against Nottingham Forest but will the relegation-threatened side let them? (Photo credit: Inside Sport)|
Liverpool’s chance of breaking into the top four isn’t exactly bright, but should they drop silly points at this stage, they will have to settle for the Europa League spot, which they don’t even occupy currently.
A win against relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest in front of the Kops would take Jurgen Klopp’s men to 50 points and above Aston Villa in 6th, having played the same number of games.
It’s still in the hands of the Scousers; they must get their act together right now.
Nottingham Forest were always at the top of bookmakers’ relegation picks, and as it stands, only a miracle can change that fortune.
It’s still mathematically possible for Forest to finish in the top half considering how weird it has been with surrounding teams, but they know the priority is to beat the drop.
There’s no shame in losing to Manchester United like they did last weekend; they gave a good fight and only lost to a more quality side. The forest has numbers, but how much quality is there? Signing tons of players but with a huge liability of achieving cohesion, who is to blame?
Liverpool had fun on Monday, heaping six goals on hapless Leeds.
United was an important step in the right direction, and if there’s anything at all that the Kops would wish for, it’s more of the same against a team that shocked them in the reverse fixture.
Speaking of the reverse fixture, Awoniyi’s strike was enough to hand Liverpool a defeat during a miserable run that took them out of the league title equation.
Revenge is definitely on the cards, but can Liverpool afford to bottle things up?
How can Nottingham Forest avoid defeat? By being expressive and brave in key moments.
Liverpool will always leave space behind with their high line defence, and if Forest can exploit the space left behind by Trent Alexander Arnold, there might be something in there for them.
Discipline is another big question.
The visitors must avoid unnecessary bookings that could make it hard for them to stay close to the Kops.
Liverpool is the clear favourite, but as we have seen too many times, talking isn’t done on paper; it is done on the green pitch.