A return to form for the Reds in March sees them firmly back in the top-four battle
March. Three games, two against top-six rivals, seven points.
March 4th 2017 – Arsenal (H)
This was it. A brilliant game for the Reds after a terrible month in February. It took just nine minutes for Roberto Firmino to put Liverpool in front, and Sadio Mané added to that lead five minutes before the break. Danny Welbeck pulls one back for Arsenal, gives them a glimmer of hope.
But does that last? They were given hope right until stoppage time, where Gini Wijnaldum finished them off and secured the three points.
March 12th 2017 – Burnley (H)
Another home game, another team that beat us on their own turf. They started off on the front foot, and led right until added time in the first half. Gini Wijnaldum loves a late goal. His right-footed shot into the centre of the goal put the Reds equal into the break. 61 minutes and Emre Can – a man who has been heavily criticised this season – puts Liverpool in front from outside the box. WE DID IT! We beat a lower team!!!
March 19th 2017 – Manchester City (A)
They were all over us. I was sat in the City end and they were loving it. Dominating us, not letting us get past them for more than a minute. The stadium was surprisingly pretty full, and they all booed in unison every time James Milner had the ball. Why? I honestly don’t know, other than the fact that they don’t like him doing well for us. The first half was goalless, it was a pretty fair fight and Liverpool were pretty lucky not to concede. But the Reds were in front in the second half, courtesy of none other than Jimmy Milner. Roberto Firmino was fouled in the area by Gael Clichy, and Milner stepped up to take the penalty. Klopp, as usual, looked away and trusted James to find the back of the net and he does just that. 10 out of 10. Not the penalty, that’s how many he’s scored for Liverpool so far. It was pretty typical that we’d concede and it had to be Aguero, but nevertheless, I took that draw as a point won, not two points lost.
It wasn’t a bad month at all. April isn’t so bad either. We have lost points already, but there’s two more games left to play this month. Four wins and one draw wouldn’t be too bad if we’re after top four.
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