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1) Reds know the standard of confrontation with City

One “strange” result – as Jurgen Klopp said – changed the mood inside Liverpool after they judged Rangers The joint defeat is heavier On their date at Ibrox on Wednesday. The next, and most difficult, challenge is to ensure that a certain away win alters the season’s inconsistent momentum. Comfortable Manchester City and Erling Haaland pose the biggest threat, but a 7-1 win in Glasgow, or certainly the benchmark for the second-half show, should be the norm for the team that comfortably beat Rangers at Anfield last week before underperforming. defeat to Arsenal. With a 13-point difference between the two teams who have dominated the title race in recent years, Liverpool cannot afford another false dawn. Its intensity will be primary, according to Andy Robertson. “We need to get consistency back into our game, get back to our performance,” the fit defender said again. “We have to play that hard again. At our best we know we can cause problems for any team. Anything less and it’s going to be a rough day this afternoon.” Andy Hunter

2) Another chance for Casemiro to shine

Casemiro started his first Premier League game on Sunday in Everton He was robbed by Amadou Onana, whose interference led to Alex Iwobi’s editorial. From this near-disastrous moment, the Brazilian showed his character and grace to become the Manchester United star in an all-around performance marked by tackles, tackles, a record pass and the 40-yard ball that set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal (and his 700th goal at the club). football). It was a testament to why the 30-year-old played a pivotal role in Real Madrid’s five Champions League victories since 2013-14 and an encouraging sign of how influential he was in rebuilding Erik ten Hag. The old news in particular is how the 20-time champion has struggled for a generation – since signing Michael Carrick in 2006 – to sign a midfielder of needed quality, so perhaps, finally, Casemiro will be the man. It’s very early days, but after having to wait for his chance due to the level of Scott McTominay, it would be a surprise if Casemiro is not again in the starting line-up to visit Newcastle United. Jimmy Jackson

Casemiro shares a joke during Manchester United training
Casemiro shares a joke during Manchester United’s training. Photography: Martin Reckitt/PA

3) Rodgers and beyond?

The Internet is famous as a reliable source of information, Twitter in particular. As such, we have no reason and certainly no desire not to believe the story that broke out on the platform this week – that Leicester banned all Tannoy’s birthday greetings, after requests regarding the matter were sent to Zack Rodgers and Brenda Knott. . To some extent, though, her health doesn’t matter, because the reality remains the same: many Leicester fans have lost faith in the man who brought them in last year. The only FA Cup win In their 138-year history. Moreover, the indisputable case is that few managers show such hatred. And it seems likely, with Leicester at the bottom of the standings and few clear candidates to land just above them, that there are plenty of reversals that the club is likely to allow. As such, another player against Palace – whose speed and quality make him a sub-optimal opponent for either side, let alone one in desperate need of a win – could mean the end. Daniel Harris

4) Doherty’s chance to regain Conte’s confidence

to remember this game In early March? Frank Lampard does. ‘Lampard falls’, mocking Tottenham’s support, jumped with his feet on the Everton boss, whose team was beaten 5-0. For Tottenham fans, Lampard will always be a villain over his ties to Chelsea. On a lower level, Matt Doherty will remember this match: which Antonio Conte trusted at right-back, was a turning point. Doherty was great, providing two assists and enjoying the freedom to move on. Conte was counting on him then – until a knee ligament tear ended his season in mid-April. Doherty struggled to get his levels back from that purple spot, mainly for fitness reasons. But with Emerson Royal suspended after his red card against Arsenal, Conte began Doherty’s role in last Saturday’s match. win in Brightonwhere it was solid. The manager could favor Ivan Perisic on the right against Everton, which would be a blow to Doherty. What he craves is the opportunity to regain momentum. David Heitner

5) Blues lesson for villa

He doesn’t build the clubs involved, but he’s never had a fight for the top fourTM It was intense like this season. Which makes things tough for Graham Potter who, in addition to dealing with Todd Pohley’s multidimensional vanity, also has to deal with life’s more experienced directors at the higher end of the scale. But so far, he’s doing a decent job – largely because he quickly decides Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are his favorite strikers, so he picks them up in almost every game. Villa, on the other hand, is struggling to score, and while Steven Gerrard was right to ask for more from his makers, he’s also part of the problem, constantly building a strong squad without a clear first team. Now it’s time for him to settle on the eleventh and let him swing; The same wrong team that plays together every week would be better than playing with a completely different team every week. DHA

Tyrone Mings and Amy Martinez during the 1-1 Villa draw at Nottingham Forest
Tyrone Mings and Amy Martinez during Villa’s 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest. Photo: Mark Atkins/Getty Images

6) Leeds’ bright future but the present depends on Bamford

Leeds may have only collected two points from their last 15 possible and could do without facing Arsenal at Island Road, but their long-term future at least looks bright. They own one of the best academies in England and this season has already starred Sonny Perkins, Matthew Joseph, Joe Gilhardt, Wilfried Gonto, Cresencio Summerville and Sam Greenwood for the Under-21s. Perkins and Joseph have been at the forefront of that draw: The two 18-year-old forwards can’t stop scoring, with Perkins scoring eight goals in eight games this season and Joseph’s nine goals in eight. Gnonto and Gelhardt are currently leading this duo on the road to Jesse Marsch’s first team but Perkins and Jospeh may not be far behind. For now, everything hinges on Patrick Bamford getting back to full fitness. It is no exaggeration to say that his ability to stay on the field could be the difference between success and failure for Leeds this season. Louise Taylor

7) More desperation in the Midlands

Of the Premier League’s bottom five, four are from the Midlands – bad for the region but great for those who relish the needle, despair and devastation that only football competitions provide. Both Forest Wolves made the news last week: The former handed Steve Cooper a surprising new contract ahead of its launch Chief of Recruitment and Chief of Scoutingwas the last Julen Lopetegui rejected it, their choice to replace Bruno Lage. In general, this isn’t a big deal – nobody knows if it’s a good fit for the job – but more specifically, it looks problematic. Given the story that was published on Tuesday, it is now Friday and the wolves remain unmanaged, the possibility is that drafting a comprehensive contingency plan was not necessary. Ultimately, it looks like both clubs are preparing for a long winter. DHA

8) Hammers Latest Threat Hasenhüttl

West Ham got off to a slow start to the season, winning just one of their first seven league games, but in recent weeks there have been signs of improvement. It is true that their victory came in matches against them Wolves And the Fulham, but they are a much better team now than the team that lost a modest defeat at Forest in August. Declan Rice looks more like his usual self and Jarrod Bowen rediscovered what he looked like last season, while Gianluca Scamaca settled in and Lucas Paqueta was showing the class that pushed him to sign. This makes them tough opponents for the Southampton side who have followed up the win over Chelsea by scoring just once in a four-lose run in the trot, while Defeat against Manchester City Sorry, can not be back-to-back against Wolverhampton, FIA and Everton. Thus, they are now ranked 17th, a situation in which it is difficult to see them improve this weekend – or in the near future. DHA

9) The first win can make the reign of De Zurbi work

One point from Liverpool and Tottenham’s encounters is likely to be on par with Roberto de Zerbe in his first two matches with Brighton. It could be said that it was worth more than a narrow defeat In the latter, but he didn’t quite click on the attack, and in any case, the Italian methods would take time to sink in. Defender Adam Webster said. “We have to take risks but as long as we’re in the right situations, we can get out.” High risk and high reward have characterized De Zerbe’s run so far. He’s hoping for plenty in the latter against Brentford, who have won just one in six since defeating Manchester United. The new system’s first win could signal that Brighton can stay at the other positions of the table and ease any uncertainty about the destabilizing effects of Graham Potter’s departure. Nick Ames

Roberto de Zerbe during Brighton's defeat to Tottenham last weekend
Roberto de Zerbe during Brighton’s defeat to Tottenham last weekend. Photography: Javier Garcia/Shutterstock

In August, not many expected these clubs to remain in the top flight next season, so the current schedule – in which Bournemouth are eighth and Fulham ninth – is surprising and certain. It’s not clear if Bournemouth are a championship team as the players of the tournament have a new coach bouncing against opponents who are not familiar with what they are doing, or whether the two wins and three draws since Gary O’Neill took charge of the interim is their standard. On the other hand, Fulham boasts individuals whose work may sustain them. Joao Balenha was an excellent possession, Andreas Pereira was thriving with regular football in his favourite and it looks like Aleksandar Mitrovic has, at last, broken through Premier League. We don’t know if he’s recovered from an injury sustained on international duty in time to play – and with the World Cup looming, it wouldn’t be surprising to be cautious – but either way, the reliable scorer seems to be the key point. The difference between the two sides. DHA

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