By: KickerGH Staff
Liverpool sent a message to the top teams in the English Premier League over the weekend with their 2-0 defeat at Burnley: they’re going to win the league. . . erm, the mini-league among the division’s elite, that is. Having prior beaten Arsenal at the Emirates in emphatic fashion, the Merseysiders made clear their priorities by not attacking Burnley with the same fervour, obviously keeping their cards close to their chests with games against fellow mini-league campaigners Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur coming up. Liverpool fans worldwide will do well not to expect the Reds‘ best against such lowly opposition as Burnley, but with Jurgen Klopp’s eyes set on a clean sweep against their ‘rivals’, they should be where they belong by the time the season ends.
LIFE AS USUAL FOR EDUBIASE
There’s nothing quite like going with the flow — especially when fighting the tide requires so much effort you just can’t muster — and Ghana Premier League bottom club New Edubiase seem to have mastered the art. It must have pissed Abdul Salam Yakubu that his club dared win at Techiman City in their last league game, but at least the mood is better now after they returned to form with that sweet home loss to leaders Wa All Stars. If Edubiase can’t have a say in the title race from the top, doing it from the bottom is just as cool. Never a kill-joy, WWLTW shares their glee.
GOOD WEEKEND: HEARTS OF OAK
Granted, the Phobians have lost some more ground in the race for the Ghana Premier League title, but any weekend when they can at least enjoy a spot on the league log higher than archrivals Kotoko couldn’t be a bad one, right?
Hearts fans will be only too glad they still have that us-against-them card to play in the running debate with yaanom every other weekend — damn the championship!
BAD WEEKEND: ENGLAND
Remember when everyone said Lionel Messi Zlatan Ibrahimovic would struggle on a wet Wednesday night at Stoke City?
Ah, well, the English are quickly being forced to eat their own words. The big Swede has scored in all three games he’s featured in for Manchester United on English soil, netting the winner in the FA Community Shield match few weeks ago, helping beat Bournemouth on the Premier League’s opening weekend, and stealing the shine on the world’s-most-expensive-player’s debut with both goals in Friday’s defeat of Southampton. Older than Jamie Vardy — and much better, too. Shame.
PICTURE OF THE WEEKEND