Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his side are thriving, despite the pressure they faced during a recent four-game winless streak that was ended with a 3-2 victory at Leicester City on Saturday.
Klopp’s side have come in for criticism at both ends of the pitch as a misfiring attack has failed to take its chances while a leaky defence has struggled to keep a clean sheet.
Goals from Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson solved one of those problems as the Reds won at Leicester. But a match Liverpool threatened to dominate when they lead 2-0 turned into a nail-biting finish as their defence conceded goals to Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy. And they could have been held to a draw but for the heroics of Simon Mignolet, who gave away a penalty but redeemed himself by denying Vardy from the spot.
Wenger’s warning for Sanchez
Arsene Wenger has warned Alexis Sanchez he will have earn his place back in Arsenal’s starting line-up after his failed attempt to force a move to Manchester City. Sanchez refused to sign a new contract in trying to force his move to City.
But the deal fell through when Arsenal were unable to land a replacement for Sanchez, leaving the Chile forward in the awkward position of having to remain with the Gunners at least until January.
Sanchez, out of contract at the end of the season, has yet to make a Premier League start and has been selected for recent Europa League and League Cup fixtures.
With Arsenal hosting West Bromwich Albion on Monday, Wenger insisted the 28-year-old would only return to his strongest starting team if his form justifies it....