Takumi Minamino chance, Jordan Henderson screams and other seven things to watch as Liverpool return


Premier League football is back. After months of uncertainty, Liverpool FC will return to action against Everton at Goodison Park, although a lot has happened since the last top-flight match in England took place between Leicester City and Aston Villa, on the 9th of March.The list of things that are coming and going from is almost endless: seniority regime of half-turns, the null and voiders, the plan for the rest of this season Champions League campaign, the controversy over the place where the Merseyside derby will take place and where Liverpool would be allowed to lift his First League trophy – and, of course, Timo Werner.

They have all been the order of the day.

During this time, over £ 40,000 has been raised by Liverpool FC for the food banks in the last four months, while the Red stars of the past and present, including Virgil van Dijk and Steven Gerrard, have attained to converse with members of the local community.

Liverpool, a club that have contributed to the supply of thousands of items of personal protective equipment to a National Health Service which is desperately in need of support.

Gini Wijnaldum and Van Dijk have been the driving force of Liverpool, the players taking the knee in training in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, while the Premier League players and referees have already returned to action did a similar thing at the beginning of their matches this week.

The Premier League is back, and soon it will be Liverpool to be. Six points – two wins – are all that is necessary to confirm the inevitable.

And with that in mind, here’s nine things that we are most anxious to see again when Liverpool are back in action.

Roberto Firmino is magic

The Brazilian hair may be a little longer, but his flair will always remain, and there are few better sights in football than his turns in the last third.

With the pressure can be switched off in a few games time, there might be even more possibilities for the show.

Firmino will be hoping to put an end to his goal drought in the league at Anfield – and there would be no better time to do that against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

Roberto Firmino Liverpool competes with Ben Brereton, Corry Evans and Richard Smallwood Blackburn Rovers

Jordan Henderson screams

For the supporters of listening to the coverage of the games without the artificial crowd noise pumped in on the top by the broadcasters, the players will be very audible.

If the last competitive game Henderson plays behind the closed doors – away in Croatia for England in 2018 – is anything to go by, then it will be the strongest of the lot.

Alisson passes

Liverpool are hardly a long ball team, but like Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, the Reds, the Brazilian between the sticks could comfortably play in midfield.

This is a quick passage to Liverpool flight full-back or a long passage in one of the three, there is little better on the ball than Alisson Becker.

Andy Robertson runs

Robertson has missed the recent friendly with Blackburn Rovers

with a slight knock but has been in full training this week and is planned for Sunday evening.

His lung-busting runs forward are a joy to watch, and after four months of absence, the Scot is likely to be refreshed and raring to go.

Trent Alexander-Arnold cross

The Scouser in their team, Liverpool’s other attacking full-back will be even more pleased than most with the prospect of the Reds at the end of their title drought.

Many would like that he is the man to score the decisive goal, then it is more likely that he is the man to help him with one of his pinpoint deliveries.

Mohamed Salah smile

The Egyptian has 91 goals in 144 matches for Liverpool and will almost certainly add that, before the season is out.

Still under-estimated by some, there will be plenty of chances to see that cheeky smile again before the campaign ends.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: (THE SUN, THE SUN on SUNDAY OUT) Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring the penalkty during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on August 24, 2019 in Liverpool, united Kingdom. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp cries

Not known to be a man able to retain his emotions and true thoughts, the Liverpool boss will be more talkative than ever without the crowds to drown out its messages.

Fans will be able to hear much of what he said in the scenes with the other managers in the Premier League.

Minamino and Keita chance

The former Red Bull Salzburg star will get chances between now and the end of the season should they be able to stay in shape.

Since Keita’s move to Leipzig, he showed a glimpse of his true class, but it was made of the results in terms of training and practice matches of late, while Minamino has been on Merseyside for six months now, and begins to settle.

It could be a big few weeks for both of them.

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Jordan Henderson trophy lift

This is something that the 30-year-old is starting to get used to now: the lifting of the silverware as captain of Liverpool.

After the Champions League and the club World Cup in the last 12 months, this will be the one that the fans of Liverpool are the most excited by, not least, after this additional four months of delay.


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