As Liverpool polish off their first home win of the season, Man City looms and we are left pondering what the effect of a loss could mean to our title hopes.
Yes, talking about title hopes may seem like a subject that has come a little too soon in the season, but when the name Manchester City starts to ring out and the thought of players such as Dzeko, who will be oozing with confidence after signing a new 4 year deal with the club, you can’t help but imagine what a win would do at this stage of the season for Liverpool. Manchester City admittedly have one of the best sides in the Premiership this season; however, that could be debated very soon as Liverpool have had something special up their sleeve. Brendan Rodgers has been exciting the fans with some great signings during the summer transfer window, but his latest target is the one we have all been waiting for. Good news is finally here as the replacement for Surez has finally been announced. Mario Balotelli is set for a medical and looks as if he will be Liverpool bound with a £120,000 per week salary included in what has been earmarked as a £16 million signing for the 24-year old striker. Right now Balotelli is undergoing a medical and won’t be in for the up and coming match versus his former club, Manchester City, who Liverpool will visit with high hopes on Monday afternoon. A win for the Reds and Balotelli joining a team of already young talent is surely now enough for the bookies to start changing the odds as at least a trophy is sure to land up in Liverpool by the end of the season. The only big clash between the Championship league contenders over the weekend is and into Monday is between Liverpool and City. All the top teams are expected to walk away with 3 points. For Liverpool, 3 points versus probably the best side in the league will be an amazing achievement. Saturday’s Fixtures Aston Villa versus Newcastle Chelsea versus Leicester Crystal Palace versus West Ham Southampton versus West Brom Swansea versus Burnley Sunday’s Fixtures Hull versus Stoke Tottenham versus QPR Sunderland versus Man Utd Monday’s Fixtures Man City versus Liverpool