Despite the fact that Liverpool won the English League Cup quarter-finals on Bournemouth the deep pain from defeat in the match against Man United has been simmering in the Reds funs’ hearts. Yet these two games give some cause for optimism. The main reason is Raheem Sterling’s playing. If he continues in the same vein, he will be the perfect solution to the Rodger’s main problem at Anfield.
Daniel Sturridge’s injury, fatigue Rickie Lambert and poor Mario Balotelli led Liverpool to the situation without normal attackers on the eve of a difficult period before the New Year. The next match Liverpool plays at home against Arsenal London. Brendan Rodgers wards chances to win in this match are estimated as 2.80. This is a fairly high price, but it proves unreliable Liverpool’s form in front of their opponents’ goal. However, Raheem Sterling’s playing in the last match against Bournemouth inspires some optimism on the eve of the match against Arsenal. It is obvious that in the context of a lower division team it’s too early to compare Sterling with Thierry Henry, but still there are some signs.
At the moment, 20-year-old striker is the best option for Rogers because he has no alternatives. Rickie Lambert is somewhat static, while Mario Balotelli has completely wilted. After the match with Arsenal the Reds are too play against Burnley, Swansea and Leicester. As you can see, the calendar is very favorable. This can help Liverpool to rise again up to the top four. But you need to score goals to reach this, and Raheem Sterling is the best choice to start doing it immediately.