Highlights? You got it.
It was a combination of Tottenham Hotspur being that bad and Liverpool being that good that saw the Reds follow up their 5-0 victory at White Hart Lane last season with yet another commanding performance in the Big Smoke.
Raheem Sterling got things started early on when he finished an excellent Jordan Henderson square ball across the face of goal before a second half penalty from Steven Gerrard doubled up on the youngster’s opener. There were doubts that new boy Alberto Moreno would be fit after twisting his ankle in the 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Monday, but he showed no signs of the knock when he sprinted from well within his own half on the counter-attack to curl one past Hugo Lloris.
Still playing the field
With the transfer window set to slam shut late Monday evening, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hinted that the Reds aren’t quite finished in the market quite yet, but that they’ll likely be more players leaving than coming in.
It’s been a busy summer for the Northern Irishman with nine new players coming in to Anfield as he looks to assemble a squad that compete not only in the league, but also in Europe as well. With the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona swelling his coffers, we’ve seen big money moves for the likes of Mario Balotelli, Alberto Moreno and Dejan Lovren fill glaring holes in the team, but the players leaving Merseyside have been just as significant with more set to depart before Monday evening.
Lucas and Mario look ready
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been quick to stress that this will not turn into the “Mario Balotelli show”, but it’s hard to argue that the focus — both on their own website and in the wider media — hasn’t centered around the controversial Italian since his arrival from AC Milan last week.
With the Northern Irishman hinting heavily that Super Mario could make his debut when the Reds travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday, the circus isn’t likely to slow down anytime soon. The 24-year old generates headlines no matter what he does and even if he only makes a cameo appearance for the Anfield outfit, there’s little doubt that the bulk of the media attention will center around him and his first outing in the famous red shirt.
Thanks for the memories.
With news leaking out last night that Liverpool were in advanced talks to allow defender Daniel Agger to return to Danish side Brondby for a nominal fee, it was only a matter of time before the deal was completed.
Despite being linked with a host of Champions League level clubs over the summer, Liverpool defender Daniel Agger looks set to return to Brondby before the transfer window closes on Monday.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has stuck to the mantra that the experienced center back is both going nowhere and that he’d be loathe to lose him all summer, but the club looks set to allow one of the best servants they’ve had in the modern era to return home to finish his career with the club that started it all for a “nominal fee“. And really, good for them — it’s really hard to think of a player that deserves it more.