Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Man City and West Ham, Liverpool will look to rejoin the title race when they face Nottingham Forest on Matchday 13. The Reds have been showing signs of improvement of late, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. Experienced midfielder Fabinho should be recalled to the starting XI, as well as Scotland left-back Andy Robertson, while all Diogo Jota, Keita, Luis Diaz, Konate, and Matip remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The Reds, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Brighton on Tuesday evening, but keep in mind that the Seagulls failed to turn their dominance into victory. Since Liverpool have been in a fine form in recent weeks, we do not believe that the hosts are capable of grabbing something from the match. All Toffolo, Niakhate, Richards, O’Brien, and Colback are injured for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Jack Colback):
After spending nine years at Sunderland youth academy, Jack Colback signed a loan deal with Ipswich Town on 6 August, 2009. The left-footed midfielder, who is capable of playing at left back as well, made 37 appearances for the Championship side, scoring four goals in the English second tier.
Against all odds, Colback decided to sign for Sunderland’s bitterest rivals Newcastle United on 9 June, 2014 and it has to be noted he became the first player to move directly from Sunderland to Newcastle since 1998 when Lionel Perez did the same. In 2015 Sunderland fans created a sick banner depicting Colback hanging with a noose around his neck and that caused uproar on social media.
Colback and his teammates from Newcastle dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 season, but he decided not to leave the club. Colback scored 5 goals in 64 appearances for Newcastle United in the Premier League. He is well known for his passing skills, he rarely gives the ball away and journalist often compare him with Italy ace Andrea Pirlo.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won one of their last Champions League trophy's in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched six European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.