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Shearer says: “Liverpool need to bounce back after their disappointing defeat to Burnley”

| 27.08.2016

In another of his exclusive blog interviews with Coral’s Simon Clare, football ambassador Alan Shearer has plenty of thoughts about Tottenham v Liverpool, which kicks off the Premier League weekend at White Hart Lane on Saturday lunchtime.

Shearer touches on Jurgen Klopp’s tactics and in particular the selections he makes up front, also highlighting the solid start he feels Spurs have made to the season under Mauricio Pochettino…

“Possession is not the be-all and end-all” for Liverpool

It’s Liverpool’s third away game in the Premier League because of the rebuilding work at Anfield, and they really do need to bounce back after their disappointing defeat to Burnley last weekend.

Burnley v Liverpool - Premier League - Turf Moor

If ever anyone needed any evidence that possession is not the be-all and end-all then that was the game last week. What is important is putting the ball in the back of net .

Spurs have made a solid start. I think they will have a decent season and Everton away was a tough game, so to get a point there is not a bad result.

Will Sturridge start among “big name players on show”?

They then beat Palace at home last weekend. So this should be an interesting game with some big name players on show.

Burton Albion v Liverpool - EFL Cup - Second Round - Pirelli Stadium

Klopp has played both Origi and Firmino as the centre-forward in their games so far with Daniel Sturridge out wide.

Everyone knows that Daniel wants to play centre-forward but until he has a run in the side and stays clear of injuries, I don’t think he can expect to play where he wants to play.


If you want to read more expert opinion and analysis from Alan, then get yourself over to the Shearer says archive where you will find plenty more posts about all the hot topics in football.



Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer played his entire career at the top level of English football, winning the Premier League title with Blackburn in 1994-95. The following summer he signed for his hometown club, Newcastle United, for a then world record £15 million fee.

He ended his playing career with a record 260 Premier League goals, which still stands today. He also won 63 caps for England, including 34 as captain, and among his 30 international goals were five scored at Euro 96, a total that won him the Golden Boot at that tournament.

Now the chief pundit on Match Of The Day, Alan was one of the first two players inducted into the Premier League Hall Of Fame this year.