After getting a huge win over Borussia Dortmund last Thursday, a pretty much changed Liverpool side edged past Premier League newcomers Bournemouth. Although Jurgen Klopp made 10 changes to his starting XI from the 4-3 victory over Dortmund, that didn’t stop the Merseyside club from claiming all 3 points on the South Coast.
Here are 3 things we learned from Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool …
Joe Allen deserves a new contract offer from Liverpool
While it was his substitution which triggered Liverpool’s memorable comeback against Dortmund in the midweek, Joe Allen once again had a stunning 90 minutes against The Cherries today.
After being included in the Liverpool starting XI, the Welsh Midfielder showed his importance in the midfield and continued to break opposition’s game at the important moments. With a rookie partner like Stewart, Allen was vigilant to put Liverpool on the front foot.
So when Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that Allen will have to wait until the summer to know about his new contract, his recent performances have made him a strong contender in order to earn a new Liverpool contract.
Daniel Sturridge is making a strong case for a EURO 2016 spot
Although Roy Hodgson is already having a selection dilemma for the upcoming Euro 2016, with the likes of Vardy and Harry Kane performing at the highest level, the recent emergence of Daniel Sturridge will only increase the problems for the English Manager.
Ever since making his comeback from injury, the Liverpool striker has been quite vigilant in front of goal with 4 goals in his last 6 starts under Jurgen Klopp.
So when England go to the EURO 2016 in the summer, they will have to make a couple of key decisions regarding their attacking options.
Roberto Firmino is a deserved top scorer for Liverpool this season
After having a slow start to his Liverpool career, the Brazilian Attacker has now transformed himself into a key Liverpool player under Jurgen Klopp. When Liverpool paid 29 Million Pounds to acquire Firmino’s services in the summer, question marks were raised regarding his high price tag.
However, with 9 goals in 27 apps so far, Roberto Firmino is now Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League this season. Apart from scoring goals, the Brazilian has created 7 assists as well for his teammates.