wnol.info January 19 2018

Koeman slams Klopp for Barkley complaints

January 19 2018, 05:35 | Van Peters

Koeman also criticised Jurgen Klopp for over-protesting to the match officials following Ross Barkley's challenge on Dejan Lovren in Liverpool's Merseyside derby victory.

Current form favours Manchester City in Sunday's big match, with Arsenal having beaten only strugglers Hull City and non-league sides Sutton United and Lincoln City since late January.

The Merseyside Derby is one of the most anticipated fixtures of the Premier League calendar and this weekend promises to be an entertaining one for the neutrals.

Liverpool hired a private jet to bring Coutinho and fellow Brazil worldwide Firmino back after their country's win over Paraguay in midweek and will feel the move was worth it after the forward returned to form in style. The Belgium global, who seems destined to depart Goodison Park come the end of the season - is the league's top scorer and his form suggests he's not finished adding to his current tally of 21 goals.

Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho insists that he is not anxious by the prospect of the Reds being overtaken in the Premier League table by local rivals Everton.

Over the past two months Liverpool have been able to score goals without Daniel Sturridge. Kevin Mirallas levelled moments later but Suarez restored the lead for Liverpool shortly after.

Teams are no longer looking at the Blues and thinking it will be an easy game.

The two sides now look more closely matched than usual, however, and Liverpool's odds are too short, while Everton rate the pick on the handicap.

Schneiderlin is a slight doubt but should recover in time for the short trip.

Phil Jagielka scored an injury-time equaliser to cancel out Gerrard's opener.

This draw turned out to be Brendan Rodgers' final game in charge of Liverpool, following a poor start to the season. This is my third against Everton but I have played a lot of different other derbies in my career.

Indeed, the centre-back flicked a corner across the Liverpool penalty area that was eventually stabbed home by 22-year-old Matthew Pennington to notch his first ever senior goal on his first ever senior appearance...

The only negative for Liverpool was losing Mane to injury, with Klopp confirming he will probably miss Wednesday's match against Bournemouth.

Liverpool seem to love the big games, especially this season where they remain unbeaten against the top seven sides in the league.

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